Having a flat sexy tummy to make you feel good about yourself and to show off to the world is one of the major reasons many Nigerian women are hitting the gym and eating healthy.
This has also made Waist Cincher (popularly called Waspie or Waist Trainer) very attractive for ladies, known as the corset in the 19th century, it has reemerged as a 21st century trend with endorsements from many celebrities like Kim Kadarshian taunting their “hour-glass figure”.
Before you get carried away with the frenzy of this trend and purchase a Waspie for your waist, here are a few things you should consider…
There is Nothing Like an Authentic Waist Cincher
Waist cinchers do the same thing! It’s a corset-like device which you can wear for hours to compress your core, which will supposedly decrease the size of your waist permanently over time. So you’re either going to get a Waspie that compresses harder than another or a Waspie made of other attractive fanciful features. But the truth is a waspie is a waspie!
It Is Beauty With Dangerous Pain
Compressing your waist areas, for hours, could be very dangerous. Anything posing as danger to your health is a pain you shouldn’t take for beauty’s sake. It restricts your movements. If you wear it really tight and for long hours or months (as some women have confessed) it could make breathing difficult and possibly cause a rib damage as well as other physiological damages.
Although it has been said that permanent health consequences only occur in an extreme circumstance where the waist trainer is overly tight, but it is believed that pelvic and abdominal organs can shift during waist trainer use.
It Weakens Your Core Muscles
Waist cinchers give external support for loose muscles around your waist. This can be a temporary waist support for women in need of some form of support around their waist, particularly women who just delivered. Prolonged use of this external support could weaken the core muscles in the stomach area which are necessary for tightening your abs. In other words, you won’t be able to work out effectively to get the abs you desire because your core muscles are already weak from unnecessary prolonged support.
It Will Not Permanently Alter The Shape Of Your Body
Mary Jane Minkin, a clinical gynecologist and professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, was quoted in an article by columbiachronicle.com as saying, despite the hype surrounding the lasting effects of a waist trainer, women will not actually see any long-term results in muscular development or weight loss, adding that once the trainer comes off, the body will go back to its natural shape.
“It’s quite silly to be honest,” Minkin said. “While you’re wearing it, your waist will be smaller when you cinch it in, but after you take it off, there’s going to be no difference. It’s not like it’s training you to do something.”