A4 waist challenge: if you wonder what it is and if it can be dangerous, please read my article, where I will explain further about it. There has been an increase in the number of girls that pose with an A4 paper on their waist. Maybe you have wondered why are they doing it? It is a challenge meant to show that fitting in that size equals with being slim.
A4 WAIST CHALLENGE
The A4 waist challenge is a new Asian trend has been present online for some time. Girls pose with an A4 paper on their waist to show how small it is. This has been viewed as actually showing low esteem as in feeling the need for validation online by showing fitting into certain dream standards. Others have just seen this challenge as fun or as showing off. Some people even suggested is helping them feel proud of their bodies.
A4 WAIST CHALLENGE AND BODY SHAMING
In the following paragraphs I want to expand talking about the side that claims to make other girls that do not fit into the A4 waist standard feel inferior or shamed. I do think that it is important to give you good advice on body image confidence. Each person has a different body type so please keep that in mind before feeling bad for not being up to certain standards from all sorts of challenges.
I personally think that this challenge does not have a goal of shaming, instead I assume that the girls doing it want to simply show that feature of their bodies and they are free to do so.
First of all, Asian girls usually have a small bone frame. This enables most of them to fit in these challenges. They are also mostly thin by genes. With this said, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t pretty if your waist is larger than the A4. Taller people do have a bigger bone structure or maybe you are a petite person with a wider frame. This should not discourage you, the important thing is to be healthy and happy with yourself. You can exercise and have a healthy meal plan but do not do this to keep up with an Internet challenge, you have to want to be healthy for yourself and for your loved ones.
This post is not to offend the people taking this challenge. Everyone has a choice and a right to free will. I just wanted to point out that young girls might feel low confidence for maybe not fitting in certain standards.
The BBC has written an interesting article interviewing some of the girls that took this challenge. Also Mashable, TechInsider and Popsugar explained this trend, while other bloggers as the lovely Shannon from AnytimeFitness talked about the negative side of it.
DO YOU AGREE OR NOT WITH THE A4 WAIST CHALLENGE?
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