Is waist training dangerous?

Is waist training dangerous?


dangers of waist training

I know that you might be a little skeptical about waist training. 


Despite the huge portfolio of results, I am sure you’ve seen the scare-mongering that casts its shadow over this topic:


“Waist training is dangerous!”


This statement is often followed up with CT images of women with squashed organs and broken ribs. But how real is this risk?


Waist training is an age-old concept that has taken many forms. From corset in the16th century to women wrapping their waists with a cotton cloth to assist in tightening their waist postpartum, to the more technologically advanced modern waist trainers we sell here at My Fajas Colombianas – this trend is a long-lasting one, and there’s a good reason behind this.


It works!


So why are so many people skeptical of it?


Many sources report waist training to be a dangerous activity. It’s easy to come across website telling you that this ‘out-dated’ practice will squash your lungs and ribs making it hard to breathe.


With claims that long term use of a cincher can result in crushed organs and fractured ribs run wild across internet forums, its little wonder that many of us have become a little frightened of the idea.


I'm going to give you some facts, so you can put your mind to rest and get on with building those perfect curves!

      Our waist trainers are made from three layers of materials; cotton, latex and spandex. Due to our multi-layer approach, the waist trainer is able to move with your body.


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This takes away any discomfort or friction that could occur between your skin and the garment and make using your shapewear a fully enjoyable experience.


But what about your organs and bones?

Corsets are a much more extreme approach to waist cinching. The rigid boning of a corset, whether that’s one from the 16th century or from the modern day, is made from wooden or metal boning.
These materials have very little give, thus, if the garment is over-tightened they can cause some real damage. Broken ribs would not have been unusual to obtain as a woman when daily corset usage was the height of fashion.

By this point, you might have come to the conclusion that waist trainers are much safer than corsets. You’d be right. As corseting is much more advanced and extreme procedure, it also comes with greater risks.


The funny thing is, waist trainers can actually be much more effective than corsets! As waist trainers are more comfortable to wear, you will undoubtedly wear them more.


     Your waist trainer can be worn daily. It won’t inhibit any of your daily activities and it’s easily hidden away under almost any piece of clothing. The more frequently you use the waist trainer, the more effective it will become.


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