2 Your Health: Your shapewear might be hurting your body

2 Your Health

The right shapewear might make you look amazing but some doctors warn the clothing might not be doing such great things for your insides.

They can smooth, flatten maybe even squeeze you into a smaller size. What’s not to love? Dr. Richard Harris says a lot!

He says your muscles are going to relax as you shift your weight to the shapewear, weakening your core. Therefore, Dr. Harris thinks shapewear could lead to injuring your back.

While Vijay Jotwani, a sports medicine doctor from Houston Methodist says they might not be capable of that much damage but he agrees the general public is neglecting their core muscles and shapewear is really not making up for a lack of exercise.

Which means focusing on the abs and back muscles. Not just sporting a workout corset, which Dr. Harris thinks could be worse than shapewear.

If you still plan on wearing shapewear, some doctors suggest only wearing them for 12 hours at a time and not wearing more than one at a time.

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