Why You Might Not Want to Jump Onto That Waist Training Bandwagon–Experts Weigh In! – One of the biggest celeb trends this season has nothing to do with flirty fruits , must-have prints or punchy spring pumps —it’s actually all about the hourglass body shape, that is.
Waist training has become the go-to fitness hack for celebrities who want to trim their middles in time for what we’re sure will be a body envy-inducing bikini season. Celebrities like Christina Hendricks, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj are capturing lots of public attention, not only for their talents, but their figures: voluptuous and very small waisted. But is jumping back a few centuries for the corset training trend really worth it?
Dr. Paul Nassif told E! News, “I’m worried about what effect it has on the lower intestines with pushing the contents into the pelvic region. Basically, there is potential for internal organ compression causing kidney, gastrointestinal and lung issues.”
Beyond internal organ damage, risks include skin infection if the corset is worn too tight, as well as scarring for the same reason. Another problem could be the obsession factor—especially for naturally-thin individuals who choose this as a daily tummy-tightening routine.