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Waist training and its side effects

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Sayyid Hassan Basary

So the New trend in Ghana now is waist trainer/training. Most women are going in for it without even considering the dangers associated with it. Several experts believe that regularly wearing a waist trainer can actually decrease core strength, exactly the opposite of what you want if you are aiming for a sexy stomach, says celebrity trainer Nicole Glor.

Yet, people continue to parade this waist training thing online, deceiving people that it works and it helps them to lose some weight! Shockingly, Out Level Headed Celebrities are joining in too. Majority of these people on instagram are lame and if the few smart ones are helping sell this deceit with health risks, then where are we going?

When you wear this 500-year-old device, you squish your lungs and ribs, which makes it hard to breathe.Some women have actually passed out from wearing one for too long, says Christopher Ochner, Ph.D., weight loss and nutrition expert at Mount Sinai Hospital. And if you keep wearing it for an extended period of time? It ain’t pretty: Think Crushed Organs, compressed Lungs, and Fractured Ribs.

Plus, experts say it doesn’t really work. “Spot reducing doesn’t exist,” says Ochner. “You can’t reduce the collection of fat in any one particular area of your body. If you push your stomach in, all the fat will go right back to where it was no matter how long [you wear the corset] for.” Yes, some people can get away with wearing the waist trainer without any real harm done. But for a real, long-term weight-loss plan, you’re better off looking elsewhere.

My lovely Sisters remember your body is an Amana from Allaah, we need to take care of it. Before you consider buying a Waist trainer ask yourself what exactly is “waist training,” and does it work? More importantly, is it safe?