The size of one’s butt may say a lot about the overall health of a person. It is commonly believed that fat storages anywhere are terrible for the body, but this may not be entirely true.
Researchers have known for awhile that where the fat is stored on the body determines the health of the person. Fat storages near the chest or in the trunk of the body are far more dangerous than fat stored in the butt or the hips.
Fat in the hips “…keeps the fatty acids away from the heart, the arteries and the liver to lower your risk of heart disease and other debilitating problems like diabetes. Since your body is ultimately programmed to decide whether to store the fat in the butt region or in the stomach region, it is said that, in women, the hormones that direct and distribute fat are actually doing this to protect the heart by building up the buttocks.” (Source)
It has also been noted that those with slightly bigger backsides may also be more intelligent.
“Results found women with bigger backsides tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar. Having a big butt requires an excess of Omega-3 fats, which have been proven to catalyze brain development.” (Source) In other words, big butts are associated with higher Omega-3s. And Omega-3s are known to promote brain health.
So having a bigger butt than average isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there are some things one can do to help remove some excess fat from that area and make the bottom a bit stronger and the body healthier.
A square-shaped bottom could mean many things. Maybe the person has a bit of fat around the love handles, or maybe the person exercises but does not have strong glutes. Some simple core exercises or glute exercises are just the thing to reduce excess fat around the waist and make the glute muscles nice and strong.
A circle shape is good and healthy. It also means that there may be some fat storages near the top in the upper part of the glutes. It’s easy to remove any extra fat from the bottom if needed.
Heart Shaped Bum
This is probably the most desirable bottom shape. This butt is fullest at the bottom and tapers out at the top near the waist. However, this bottom shape could also mean extra weight stored in the upper thighs. This bottom type also tends to lose fat faster when women age. With time, it will move to the mid-section. Getting extra fat out now may be best for future health.
This is the bottom common with older women. The fat from the bottom has started to move to other areas of the body with age and lack of estrogen. If you have this bottom, it is important to start removing fat quickly to protect the heart from northward moving fat.
All butt shapes can be improved with the same workouts. Just exercise those glutes!
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