What is the Belly Button Challenge?

If you were not on a lost island you would surely have  heard about this new challenge! But what is really the Belly Button Challenge?

Coming from China, it consist in reaching your belly button with your hand around your back. This is supposed to determine if you need to lose weight.  According to BuzzFeed, “the challenge started on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter,” which is why there are many Chinese girls and women posting photos of the completed — or not completed — challenge. With the help of the hashtag #bellybuttonchallenge, the test has gone viral, and photos are being posted by women everywhere; some girls even appear to be under the age of 10.

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The magazine Cosmopolitan.com spoke to a weight-loss specialist Charlie Seltzer to find out if the belly button challenge has any credibility in determining one’s health status. And here is his reaction:”If you can touch your belly button from behind your back, you could be in better shape than someone who can’t — but you shouldn’t have a false sense of security about your health. You might have a small waist and look healthy, but your blood work could show that you’re just as unhealthy as someone who weighs 400 pounds,” said Charlie Seltzer

So don’t follow this challenge and enjoy being yourself as you are :) !

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