, bad for you
New reports are now claiming that wearing leggings may make the wearer fat!
Experts are now warning that leggings can make leg muscles “lazy” and can result in flabby stomach and wobbly legs.
Physiotherapist Sammy Margo says, “Leggings feel good and look great and I am as addicted to them as anyone, but there is a downside. They hold in and support the quadriceps (thigh muscles), buttocks, and core muscles in your tummy, and do the job the muscles are supposed to do.”
So, some women are actually wearing leggings that are tight enough that they’re getting muscle support? Hmm…
“As a result,” Margo says, “the muscles are allowed to relax and switch off, so when we reveal our bodies for the first time as summer approaches, they are not as svelte or firm as they otherwise would be.”
Margo also says the problem is exacerbated because leggings make bare legs go “out of sight, out of mind,” so women who wear them may feel less inclined to work out to tone up during the winter months, when leggings-wearing is all the more common.
“Leggings hide the bits of our bodies that we don’t like, such as the cellulite on our legs or our “muffin top,” so we are able to ignore the problem and we are less motivated to exercise these parts.
What do you guys think? Are leggings making womens’ legs weaker?