When a photo is taken, on the beach or a dress that is too tight:many people regularly hold their stomach. Here's why it's better to stop doing that today.
Holding in your belly can not only have mental ill effects, but it is also bad for your health. Sex therapist Rosie Rees tells Body and Soul that holding in your belly can have two effects on your body.
First, it affects your breathing. You may not be able to inhale properly while holding in your belly. This causes stress in your body. Especially if you've been doing this for a long time.
In addition to being bad for your breathing, you also (over) activate your pelvic floor when you hold in your stomach. This can cause you problems reaching an orgasm during sex.
So holding in your stomach is something you can do better but not anymore. You are beautiful just the way you are, so you don't need it at all!
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