For the past ten years, the nature of the most popular jobs in the US tend to veer towards the ones that require stationary movement, like sitting or standing, for long periods. In fact, according to the latest report released by Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 out of 15 most common jobs in the US falls under this description, specifically office clerks, customer sales representatives, secretaries and administrative assistants, different titular clerks, managers, and truck drivers.
While some people can relate it to the ever-growing trend of computers and modern technology that helps in getting the job done, this kind of work habit has been established a long time ago, even way back to the Industrial Revolution. In truth, the nature of the jobs today evolved from this period–from the factories found in the city, you can see either an assembly line of workers, with one group performing one specific task, then passes it to another group, usually the next table, who will perform another task, then pass it to another, until the whole product is made, or a long line of workers, each one manufacturing a product from scratch all on his or her own. Either way, the workers are just focused on doing their task while staying at their own space.
Today’s jobs are not any different since then. The task may be different from one job to another, but their commonality is the restriction of movements. And because of this sedentary lifestyle, it is not surprising that risks of cardiovascular How so? It is because limited movements burn fewer calories. And for a typical worker, snacking during work hours is a regular thing, and having less physical activity is a regular thing as well. More eating, less exercise, equals weight gain. With these conditions, the path to obesity is getting more accessible by the minute.
Aside from this, sitting too long can affect your posture, especially when you tend to sit hunched over your table. A bad posture affects you physically by:
- increasing the pressure on your shoulders, lower back, and neck because of the lack of support, causing muscle pain and injury;
- lessening the efficiency of your lungs to do respiration because hunching constricts their room to expand;
- weakening the digestive system, making you prone to sicknesses like acid reflux and hernia; and
- developing a “belly pouch,” an excess visceral fat that is dreaded by most women.
Aside from the physical side effects, a bad posture can affect you emotionally as well; some studies show that having poor posture worsens stress, depression, and anxiety, which contributes to low self-confidence and productivity at work.
While having a good chair and table that is level to your height can remedy this, nothing beats doing it right, since you will do it all day, anyway. Also, a good posture has wonderful effects on you both physically and emotionally–studies have shown that having good posture burns more calories since it takes more energy to keep your back straight and aligned because you need to tighten the back and shoulder muscles to maintain it.
Emotionally, having a good posture affects your mindset towards things. It makes you look taller and appear more confident, which in turn affects your self-esteem. As your confidence increase, the path to self-discovery open, and you can start to dream and eventually discover your ideal self.
But in reality, starting to develop a new habit, specifically this one, can be difficult and intimidating. Research shows that it takes 21 days to build a habit. But you need not fret, because someone and/or something can help.
Waist training, also called tightlacing or corset training, has been around ever since the 1550s. It started when Catherine de’Medici, a French royalty who is married to King Henry II, banned the mere possession of “thick waistlines.” It is unknown even today why it is so, but because she is the queen, everyone complied, thus, the birth of corsets.
The premise is simple: the woman wears a corset, also called waist trainers, and lace it tightly around her waist for long periods of time, and eventually her body adapts to its shape, creating an hourglass figure, which is described by a small waistline proportionate to the hips.
For petite women, this is not a problem since they have small to medium bone structures. Bigger, bulkier women who have large bone structures and high body fat percentage may find it difficult to use at first.
Fast forward to modern times, waist training is still being used today, usually by celebrities, for a variety of reasons:
- reduces waistline by up to 3 inches
- stimulates heat around the waist that helps in weight reduction and work outs
- suppresses appetite
- aids in building the habit of doing proper posture while sitting
With these benefits on the way, this is most likely the reason why corsets are still in fashion today among women (and some men). Not only does it help them aesthetically; it also builds confidence in discovering your ideal self, and drives you to actually be one.
Waist trainers should have certain characteristics in order to help you achieve your goal in having that alluring hourglass figure and good posture. Firstly, it is important to know your size so that it will not be difficult for you to adjust in wearing it on normal days. You would immediately know that it is the right one for you if it does not interfere with your breathing and it is not causing you pain. Otherwise, opt for a more “forgiving” size. Experts say that the key in waist training is to adapt into it gradually–forcing it too much and too fast might result to medical anomalies since your body was not able to keep up with your desire to see immediate changes.
Secondly, before trying on any waist trainer, you have to get the measurement of the narrowest part of your waist since this would be the basis of your goal and the size of the waist trainer that you will put on. A good waist trainer should not roll from the hip to your waist (more than that, it should be made stiff enough not to roll at all); If it does, it means that it is smaller than your actual size. It must also be able to be closed without any bulging parts.
Experts also recommend using steel-boned waist trainers in order for it to last longer–the plastic ones are more prone to breakage when laced too tightly. Steel-boned ones do not easily lose its shape no matter how long it has been used (although it is still recommended to purchase a new one once it undergoes a lot of wear and tear).
By using good-quality waist trainers, you can now achieve the once-unattainable hourglass silhouette you want, AND help you maintain a good posture which benefits not just your health, but your confidence.
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Disclaimer: This is an independent review done by Naadira Burke. It is intended to show her experience with waist training and how it worked for her. We are not stating that you will receive the exact same results if your purchase any of our products. This is purely for educational purposes.