HCA Virginia November 10, 2015

Jennifer Hopp, MD

Dr. Jennifer Hopp from HCA Virginia Sports Medicine discusses with WTVR CBS 6's Chelsea Rarrick the new fad called "waist training" in this clip from a Monday, November 10th broadcast.

Waist training is a throwback to the victorian days of corsets, whereby the wearer artificially shrinks their waist by tying a wrap around the body to squeeze it. Ultimately, this can bruise your rib cage, restrict airflow, cause acid reflux, and even constipation as the internal organs are being shifted around to accommodate the squeeze.

Dr. Hopp's verdict is that you should stick to exercise and healthy diet to change your figure, not fashion technology from the 1800s.