Waist training is very popular right now, and for good reason. The recent explosion in usage poses many questions, and the most common question we are asked? Is waist training safe?
There are many opinions on the subject and it can be difficult to get an unbiased opinion. First and foremost, it is important to use waist trainers as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Using just waist trainers can be deemed unsafe, as your muscles need to be strong enough to support themselves.
There has been some research conducted in Germany, using modern waist trainers in an MRI to see what happens to the body during use. There is a great article here that goes over the findings in detail, to answer the question is waist training safe.
Wear your waist trainer with confidence, but always remember to seek medical advice if you are unsure of any aspects. Every body and circumstance is different and only you can notice the warning signs that something is wrong.
So if anyone asks you, is waist training safe, tell them to make waist training part of your routine, not your whole routine!
So, Is Waist Training Safe?
When used properly, waist training is completely safe. Corsets have been used for hundreds of years without causing damage and the new range of waist trainers are far more gentle and accommodating than those. Damage has been recorded with corset use, but that has only occurred when the user has been trying to make a too large change to their waist, such as reducing to an unnaturally small size. Dita Von Teese for example has managed to reduce her waist by using trainers, cinchers and corsets successfully, while maintaining perfect health. This was achieved by keeping a high level of fitness at all times, including regular core strengthening exercises.