Yourwellness Magazine Delves into Dangers of Thigh Gap

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With model Abbey Clancy’s recent holiday photo revealing her thigh gap, Yourwellness Magazine looked at the dangers of wanting a thigh gap.

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Following her Strictly Come Dancing success, model Abbey Clancy recently revealed her thigh gap and toned abs in a holiday photo, The Daily Star reported December 29th. The article, “Abbey Clancy flashes thigh gap and toned abs with sexy bikini selfie,” noted that while on holiday with her daughter and her friend, Clancy shared a photo on Twitter revealing a thigh gap and washboard stomach whilst sitting by the pool. (

Following on from this, Yourwellness Magazine looked at the dangers of wanting a thigh gap. Yourwellness Magazine commented, ‘The latest craze that is starting to cause health problems for young people is the concept of the thigh gap. The desire here is to have thighs that do not touch when your legs are together. This clearly means having very slim thighs, perhaps to the point of being unhealthy. Girls who attempt to get this look use extreme and over-the-top tactics in their attempts to get their way to the thigh gap and this can include starving themselves, throwing up or even excessively exercising. While these may work and give the girl the look that she might want, it will also cause long-term health problems which will be very bad for wellbeing.’ (

Yourwellness Magazine explained that people have different body types and bone structures, and for some it would be impossible to have thighs that do not touch without being seriously underweight and ill. Yourwellness Magazine asserted that it is not healthy for everyone to have a gap between their thighs and in fact for many people it is highly unhealthy and should not be attempted. Yourwellness Magazine also pointed out that girls’ desire for a thigh gap, and their inability to achieve one, may also feed into their low sense of self-esteem, leading to further emotional problems.

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