With the recent increase of corsets wearing by
celebrities in Jamaica and around the world, many young women including myself
have fallen prey to the delusion and false sense of true beauty in our society
today. It’s our aim to achieve that hourglass figure portrayed on our
television screens and fashion magazines by some of the biggest names in the fashion
industry. But is it even safe or realistic for all women to look like Kim
Kardashian or even Amber Rose?
In doing my
research on this topic it’s staggering to see the number of young women who
were convinced that their waist were much smaller after couple hours of wearing
this cinching garment. On the contrary there were equal number of medical personnel who were saying these garments don’t work, while reiterating the innumerable
health effects associated with wearing a corset waist training garment.
In trying to
squeeze into a corset, you could potentially harm the major internal
organs that reside in that region. It has been agreed by many medical practitioners
including Dr Jan Schroeder, Professor of Fitness in the Department of
Kinesiology at California State University that Corsets do not result in a
permanent loss of fat in the midsection but rather a re-distribution of the fat
and organs, to give the appearance of a smaller waist.
It’s important to note also that tightening
the abdomen and torso could affect lung function by restricting the amount of space
available for the lungs to expand into the abdomen and fill with air thus,
oxygen or carbon dioxide will not be inhaled or expel respectively resulting in
the person becoming short of breath.
According to an articles posted by Life
by Daily Burn, Dr. Ball was sited saying ,“If you genetically don’t have an
hourglass shape, you can exercise all you want, but you might not end up with
an hourglass figure.” So if your skeletal system do not have an hourglass structure
it’s impossible to obtain such figure from wearing a corset.
As young women we need to find our inner beauty and
embrace it. If you want to be a size six just focus on eating a clean diet
until you achieved your goal weight. Diet and exercise is not our issue in this
society today but rather the will power and perseverance we need to accomplished
what ever our desires maybe. First develop these two skills afterward
everything will fall into place. Remember there is only one of you therefore,
love and value your unique you.
Do you think wearing a corset slims the midsection?