I had a reader send me a note asking if it was OK to wear the Flex Belt while they were doing other exercise and workout activities. Now they weren’t explicit with what type of activities they were thinking about, but pretty much I would say that it’s a NO GO to use The Flex Belt during other activities.
While I wasn’t able to find an exact statement in the manual that came with my belt, I was able to find quite a few lines from Section 1 of the manual “Contra-indications, warnings & precautions”.
Here’s what I found.
“Do not use while driving, operating machinery or cycling”
I’m pretty sure the reason for this is because you cannot pay attention to safety precautions that all people should take while using an ab belt, but none the less cycling was in there.
“Do not over exert yourself when using muscle stimulation. Any workout should be at a level comfortable for you”
It was this line that led me to believe that wearing your abdominal belt during another workout or strenuous exercise is probably not a good idea. This would definitely qualify as over exerting yourself in my book.
Now I’ll state a disclaimer here. I am not Slendertone (the Flex Belt manufacturer) nor am I a doctor or medical professional. To get all the details on why this would or wouldn’t be OK you might want to contact Flex Belt customer service or speak with your family doctor. What I’ve mentioned in todays post is taken directly from the manual that came with my belt and it’s how I understand and interpret it.
What about walking?
The one activity I think that would be OK for you to wear your Flex belt while doing would be walking. If you’re out taking the dogs for a walk or going for a stroll with a friend or your spouse, then it’s likely OK to wear your belt during that time.
After all they do say that you can wear it around the house while you’re doing house work or doing other activities, so I figure walking probably isn’t going to hurt you either.