Baby, You Got Back: 6 Reasons Why Big Butts Rock!

Though our bodies come in different shapes and sizes, many women have one thing in common: they aren’t very happy with their badonkadonks. As a result, butt Implants and butt lift surgery have gained popularity in the past years with a 54% jump according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Here are six reasons why your bum should be your favorite asset. And there are no ifs, ands or butts about it.

1. Heart Your Butt
Your rear may help protect against diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, according to researchers at the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital. Women who are naturally pear-shaped tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar. On the other hand, apple-shaped women may likely experience health related issues. That’s because fat stored in the stomach area is more metabolically active, which means that it releases more fatty acids. Since your body shape is determined by genetics, you can’t force fat to target areas. Therefore, exercise is key to maintain a healthy body, and you can thank your butt for saving your life.

2. You’re Bootyful
According to psychological tests, when you accept and embrace your large behind, you’re more likely to be satisfied with yourself. Self-hating your hips, thighs and butt won’t get you anywhere else but in the ice cream aisle. Instead, remind yourself that the muscles in your booty, along with your abs, provide core strength, which helps you kick butt at the gym. As a result, your exercise efforts will pay off in the dressing room. Turn around, stick it out and say, “I look good in these jeans.”

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3. Maximum Posture
There’s a reason why your booty is prominent. It’s the largest muscle in your body, hence the name Gluteus Maximus. It’s also responsible for the movement of your hips and thighs and most importantly helps you get off the couch, climb stairs and twist into a yoga position. However, you could be plopping down in a chair all wrong. To prevent from hurting your back, make it a habit to push out your pelvic bone, rather than tucking it in.

4. Less Pain in the Butt
Women with more junk in the trunk have a better chance of bouncing back from dangerous falls than women with flatter backs. The cushioning in your buttocks acts like a shield that protects your tailbone when you fall ice skating, slip on a wet floor, or lose your balance twerking at the club. As a bonus, your extra padding allows you to be more tolerant to sitting in an uncomfortable chair or floor for a longer period of time.

5. Smarty Pants
Did you know your glorious derrière can help create smarter babies? Your butt and thighs store omega-3 fatty acids, which babies need to help develop the brain, nervous system and eye development. When you breastfeed, scientist believe you pass down this goodness to your baby. Researchers also determined that moms with wider hips have smarter children than those born from less curvaceous mothers.

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6. Sexy Back
Thank your plump rump for all it does, including turning heads. We all know that men are attracted to a hot heinie because it’s their primal instinct. Back in the day, large butts were a sign of healthy child bearing, which drove cavemen nuts. But there’s another reason why men don’t know how to act around a sexy back. A new study has determined that men fancy the spine curvature of 45.5 degrees because it makes a woman’s buns look bigger. Ooga Booga!