The truth behind the waist training fad

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'Good Work' Weighs in on the Waist Trainer Fad

If getting in shape is your goal, there are several routes you can take. Eating right, a consistent workout regime and detoxing are few of the most common ways to stay fit. There is however, something you can do on top of all 3 that may speed up the results quite a bit.

The concept of waist training is slowly taking over the fitness realm one person at a time, and we can't help but wonder -- what's all the buzz about? Although some believe the fad to be strange and unhealthy, several Hollywood stars from Kim K to Kim Zolciak have joined the waist training club, and by the looks of it -- they seem to have anything BUT complaints.



So what's really the deal with this new fitness phenomenon and how does it work? Here's the scoop! It's a flexible fabric you wear around your waist while working out -- sounds simple enough, right?

It's known for allowing users to sweat significantly while working out, eventually aiding in dropping unwanted inches from your waist. So what's the big concern? World renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow, may just have the answer to our big question -- is this super-popular shape wear a good way to slim down, or just plain dangerous?



He says the way it works is that it ultimately decreases the size of our abdominals. Sound scary? That's because it kind of is. The bottom line is, because our organs are being shoved up into our chest, it makes digestion hard, in addition to making it hard to breathe.



So, there you have it! The truth behind waist training is virtually just like anything else in life. If you abuse it, or overdo it -- you could face serious consequences that you might regret. However, if you use it in proper increments, it just may work out in your favor.

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