Big butts are good!
When I was younger I used to hate it. With her nose turned up and a sour expression on her face, one of my aunts would say to me, “You’re going to have a big obnoxious looking butt when you get older.” I thought that was a bad thing. In high school, I kept myself skinny enough that my butt was not an issue, but by the time I turned 19 my curves could no longer be denied. At that age, I came to appreciate my hour glass figure and the ability to fill out a pair of jeans.
Now I love my body, including my big butt, and here are 5 reasons to love yours as well.
1. Women with big butts are smarter.
A study conducted by the universities of California and Pittsburg revealed that women with larger than average butts and smaller waists are increasingly intelligent because they have a surplus of Omega 3 fatty acids, which play a crucial role in brain development.
2. Our kids are smarter.
Research by scientists at the University of Oxford found that the children born to women with wider hips are intellectually superior to the children of slimmer, less curvy mothers.
3. Having more junk in the trunk staves off chronic disease.
It is noteworthy that women with body fat in their thighs and booties have extra protection and are very resistant to chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease and other conditions associated with obesity. In fact, a Danish study found curvier women with larger thighs, but not a larger mid-section, had a lower risk of heart disease and premature death.
4. We have healthier cholesterol levels.
“Women with more fat on the buttocks have lower levels of cholesterol and glucose,” according to Professor Konstantinos Manolopoulos, leader the Oxford University research team.
Many Latin, African and Eastern European cultures view a pear shaped woman as a sign of beauty, prosperity and good health. This view not only boosts self-esteem, it gives a nod to positive body image.
By her own admission, my butt never got as obnoxious looking as my aunt thought it would (whatever that means), however it did become round, shapely and plentiful. Proper nutrition coupled with regular exercise allows it to stay that way.
How can you properly nourish your butt? By eating protein–eggs, lean cuts of meat, poultry and fish. Also include dark leafy greens and complex carbs–whole grains and starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and parsnips. And to keep it round, firm, nice and high add squats, lunges, wall sits and hip bridges to your work outs. Love and embrace your big butt. It not only rocks a pencil skirt, it helps to keep you healthier.
Lleda McCurty, the Joyful Health Coach and healthy eating and living expert supports busy adults, ages 35-65 who are overweight, tired all of the time, stressed out and addicted to sugar. Her coaching and support helps them to eat heart smart foods, live in a non-toxic way, increase energy, reduce stress, lose weight and make healthy meal and lifestyle choices for themselves and their families. Would you like to feel better and improve your family’s overall health? If so connect with her at HealthywithLleda.com
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