In what has come as a rude shock to an army of women, a new study has warned that leggings could make the muscles ‘lazy’ and can result in flabby stomachs and wobbly legs.
For thousands of women, leggings have become a wardrobe staple – to hide all manner of sins whether it’s forgetting to wax or having a ‘fat’ day.
“Leggings feel good and look great and I am as addicted to them as anyone, but there is a downside,” the Daily Mail quoted physiotherapist Sammy Margo as saying.
“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.”
“As a result, 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.”
Celebrity advocates of leggings include Michelle Obama Michelle Obama , Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham Victoria Beckham, who even launched her own designer range.