For years women have had a secret hidden under their clothes that not only made them look good, it also improved their health. It is the girdle. But the times they are a changing. Men are no longer willing to let women be the only ones who get the benefits from the girdle. They are no longer willing to hide behind their pride while their bodies go to pot. Today there are many companies making and marketing girdles for men.
There are many health benefits to the girdle. They can lend support to the back muscles of overweight men. Excess weight in the stomach can wreck havoc on the back muscles. Strained muscles and left unchecked and unsupported can cause your spine to become misaligned. A good girdle can take some of the weight off the muscles and help properly align the spine.
Girdles can also play an important role for men who use them as hernia support girdles after recovery from hernia surgery. Hernias are weaknesses in the muscles. They can bulge or rupture and are very painful. Surgery repairs the rupture, but it takes time to regain strength in the muscle. A good girdle can take some of the strain off the muscles and aid in healing. The right girdle can take weeks off the time it normally takes for a hernia to heal.
Hernia surgery is not the only medical reason that drives men to wear girdles. Many men have breasts that are unusually large. Some of them use male girdles to hide their condition. Others opt for surgery to reduce the size of their breasts. After surgery, girdles can play an important role in the healing process. Male girdles can hold the breast in place, reduce the swelling and help to control the pain.
Many people think that vanity is bad. They look down on people who are so concerned about how they look that they will try anything. But the way a man looks can negatively affect a man’s ability to find work. It might not be fair, but all things being equal, many employers hire the man who appears to be in better shape. Male girdles can give a man the appearance of having a firm stomach and strong back. It can also make him look better and younger when he is dressed.
For these and many other reasons, girdles are not just for women any more!