Two cheeks are better than one, but two big ones are even better according to the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), who despite their preoccupation with big booties are not pirates but very credible scientists, so read on.
This is the new healthy. Science says so.
As science progresses and we learn more about how our bodies work, so too does our perception of what it means to look and be healthy and beautiful. In fact, studies show that a ‘Pear Shaped’ figure actively protects against diabetes and heart disease and could mean that you are more intelligent.
Not all fat is bad.
Recently the OCDEM published a summary of their work on the International Journal of Obesity. Their findings have shown that not all fat is bad fat, it actually has to do with where your body stores it.
‘The idea that body fat distribution is important to health has been known for some time,’ says Dr. Konstantinos Manolopoulos, one of the paper’s authors along with Dr. Fredrik Karpe, and Professor Keith Frayn.
Body fat stored around the belly releases more fatty acids and proteins called proinflammatory cytokines through a process called lipolysis (think LIPO-suction). These can deposit themselves in the liver and in your muscles which can cause harm like diabetes, insulin resistance and heart disease. Ouch.
Thigh fat on the other hand stores it on the long term, keeping those potentially harmful acids safely tucked away in the adipose tissue (fat) in your trunk.
I’m going to stabilize the lipolysis in my adipose tissue and invoke less proinflammatory cytokines associated with diabetes and heart disease. How about you Fergie?
Not only does a curvier lady have less chance of heart disease and diabetes, maintaining a big butt requires significant amounts of Omega-3 fats, which have been extensively proven to improve memory and cognitive function.
You’re talking from your arse buddy.
Curvier women are statistically and inherently sexier. According to studies done by the late psychologist Devendra Singh, men, even in isolated communities unexposed to modern media prefer a similar body shape.
Singh and cognitive neuroscientist Steven Platek found that women with curvy figures stimulate a powerful internal reward system, activating the same pleasure centers found in men’s brains that are affected by the likes of cocaine and heroin.
Which, let’s face it, probably isn’t always a good thing.
It goes back to our need for Omega-3 oils, which are essential because your body can’t make Omegas, so they have to be sourced from outside of your body.
A particular kind of Omega-3 fat called DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is critical for brain health and is incredibly important for its growth.This inherent love for a curvy figure is factored into a man’s DNA, and its purpose is to select a promising mate to bear strong and intelligent children just like their mothers.
In fact, a growing baby’s brain needs so much DHA in the first two years it’s impossible for a mother to supply enough through her everyday diet. The shortfall is debited from the large DHA reserves stored by the mother in her lower body fat, which is provided to the baby via breast milk.
A mother’s DHA is depleted over time, and the highest content is received by the first born child, which be why I am much more intelligent than my younger siblings.
Fortunately, even though you don’t get to decide where your body stores fat (that’s up to your genetics) there are still a few things that can certainly do…
Eating foods high in Omega fats like fish, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and lots and lots of dark leafy greens like spinach or kale can really help to boost your butt and help the rest of your body too!
Kale is the best.
Exercise! There are plenty of exercises you can do to build muscle in your butt and thighs to increase the size and area for more adipose tissue to do its thing. Speak to a professional about what you can do in particular to reach your personal fitness goals.
And now we all know why good sir, now we all know why.