Butts are getting a lot of attention in the media these days, but did you know that your butt has a lot more to say about your health than you might think? All too often, people focus on overall weight and are focused on cleaning out the junk in their trunk so they can be in an optimal weight. While obesity is a growing problem throughout the nation due to unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity, studies show that you may actually be more healthy than your counterparts if your fat is strategically stored in your lower half.
How Your Derrière Could Protect Your Heart
According to Konstantinos Manolopoulos of the University of Oxford, researchers have known for quite some time that the body’s distribution of fat is important for your health. As far as health is concerned, all fat is not bad fat. In the studies published in the International Journal of Obesity it was found that accumulations around the chest are much more dangerous because of how close the fatty acids are to the heart.
Fat in the tukhus, however, 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.
Do Women Always Have This Heart Protection?
Unfortunately, when women go through menopause and their hormones begin to change, they lose the protection offered by their bubble butt and will have the same risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes as men in the same age range. This is why it is so important to recognize the changes in your body as you approach this stage of your life.
Hemorrhoids and the Size of Your Rear End
Your heart may be healthy, but a large and in charge behind could lead to some major discomfort in your anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoids can often lead to bleeding when you use the bathroom. The cause of this bleeding is swollen veins that could be triggered by several different things.