Not everyone will see the benefits of waist training, whereas some people will swear by it alongside their healthy diet and exercise routine. However, while some people swear by their waist trainers, there are times where you shouldn’t wear one. We’ve included a few of these scenarios below.
When You’re Pregnant
Wearing a waist trainer while you are pregnant is a big no-no. You need to be encouraging your baby bump to grow and buying maternity clothing, not pressing your bump down and flattening it. At just ten weeks gestation, your baby is developing organs. Then, only one week later, their bones are hardening. Up to 37 weeks, your baby’s brain, lungs, and other organs are still developing. Wearing a waist trainer during this crucial time of development is not recommended.
In saying that, some new mothers see the benefit in kicking off waist training after the baby is born. Wearing a waist trainer can, for some women, make scar areas more comfortable, and help with posture and back support as well.
When You’re Dehydrated
Most quality waist trainers feature latex for compression and support which can also help you to sweat. When you work out in a waist trainer, you are sweating more than you usually would. If you’re dehydrated, there can be some serious side effects to this. Before you begin waist training, always ensure you drink enough water – both during the day and throughout your workout.