Beauty is subjective; it’s all about your personal body image and the confidence you behold. Today I want to focus on the lower body. I have big thighs; the kind of thighs that, in the seated position, spread out like jelly on toast. I’m not here to tell you to be proud of your thick thighs, even though I am, nope, I want to talk about the health benefits of being bottom heavy.
When you have a little extra meat on your bones, most people tend to focus on the negative effects it has on the body, not the positive ones, which are numerous and pretty darn impressive. So if you’re blessed… and yea I mean blessed, with a healthy lower body sit back relax and read about how fabulous you are!!
Lower risk of heart disease
Yep, you read that right. Research proves the fat that accumulates in the thighs and butt is harder to shift compared to the fat around your upper body. This means having bigger thighs is healthier than having an oversized stomach. – facts based on research from Oxford University
The same Oxford University study also proved women that have bigger thighs tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and produce hormones that metabolize sugar.
Just say no to Arthritis
Women who have stronger thigh muscles have a better chance of avoiding arthritis in their lower extremities as they age – facts based on research at the University of Iowa.
Lower risk of diabetes
The kind of fat found in large thighs can trap harmful fatty acids preventing them from attaching to the liver and muscles which can create numerous healthy issues, including insulin resistance, diabetes.
This vs That
Having a larger lower body is better than having an enlarged mid-section. Abdominal fat triggers inflammation and increases the risk of multiple diseases. Lower body fat doesn’t contain these risks instead, they produce productive chemicals in the body like leptin and adiponectin.
Having a healthy body weight is always important and something we should all constantly strive to obtain. But if you are bottom heavy there are some serious health benefits that come along with it, that shouldn’t be ignored.