Are Corsets/Waist Trainers Good for your health?

It is a typical desire for women to have a slim waist and a slender figure.

Of course, the 18th-century women have proven that wearing corsets and waist trainers can give a seeming effect on the body. 

It can shrink your waistline if you wear it consistently and certainly, the intention is to wear it for at least 8 hours in a day.

While wearing a corset and slimming your waist might look like a clean magic trick, the reality is that you are NOT eliminating the fat. You are simply moving it around to produce the hourglass shape you fancy.

The real question now is where does the fat go when you do corset training? 

When you wear a corset, you are not magically eliminating fat. You are simply moving it, and when you do it correctly, the effect can be very satisfying.

However, several doctors from all over the world hold that corset/waist training can hurt your external body parts and also squeeze the frame of your internal body organs.

Doctors urge that you move with care when undergoing waist training. Also, do not allow unnecessary pressure on your midsection as this too limits the flow of blood to your organs which could be very harmful. Besides, the upper organs can move upwards and the lower organs can move downwards. As your internal organs become misplaced, the results can be painful, not to mention dangerous.

It should be made clear that corset/waist training has its positive and negative effects. You ought to keep your mind open to the negatives too, because it is your own body that is in danger.

Afro-American Top Star Rejects “World Music”

This Afro-American top stars view on the concept of world music will blow your mind.

Angelique Kidjo, the Beninese-American singer, has rejected the term “world music” saying it does not fit in today’s musical context. Interviewed by CNN’s Christianne Amanpour, the Grammy-winning top star said today’s global music has everything to do with the African continent.

…we haven’t learned yet, that every music that we do today comes from Africa. We like it or not, that’s just the simple fact and truth of it.

Angelique Kidjo
no world music
Photo by newsweek.com

Kidjo does not, however, reject other artistic contributions to music. Nevertheless, she insists that today’s global music is endemically of African roots.

In addition to her reflection on slavery’s 400th anniversary in America, the musical diva traced the origins of today’s “world music” to slave songs in the plantations.

No such thing as world music or pure race

The racialization of art has sometimes given rise to such concepts as “world music”. To kidjo, however, the African essence in all genres of today’s music makes all peoples one.

…for me, music is just what we are; the mixture that we are from the beginning. As a human being, we are mixed and there’s no such thing as a pure race.

Kidjo
No world music - kidjo
Photo by okayafrica.com

Forbes named kidjo among “The 40 most powerful celebrities in Africa”. She is also “The undisputed queen of African music”, according to the Daily telegraph.

In addition to this, you can read more about strong Black Women in our current issue of EboniGram Magazine.