This is What the Shape of Your Butt Has to Say About Your Health


The size of one’s butt may say a lot about the overall health of a person. It is commonly believed that fat storages anywhere are terrible for the body, but this may not be entirely accurate.

Researchers have known for awhile that where the fat is stored in the body determines the health of the person. Fat storages near the chest or in the trunk of the body are far more dangerous than fat stored in the butt or the hips.

Fat in the hips “…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 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.” 

It has also been noted that those with slightly bigger backsides may also be more intelligent.

“Results found women with bigger backsides tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar. Having a big butt requires an excess of Omega-3 fats, which have been proven to catalyze brain development.”  In other words, big butts are associated with higher Omega-3s. And Omega-3s are known to promote brain health.

So having a bigger butt than average is not necessarily a bad thing, but there are some things one can do to help remove some excess fat from that area and make the bottom a bit stronger and the body healthier.

Square Shaped: The square shape can depict several things. It may indicate that the individual does exercise, but their gluteal muscles are still weak. The fat distribution may also give the impression that the buttocks extends into the love handles and waist. This indicates that the person may have a little bit of extra fat around the tummy.

Not to worry though, continue to exercise or even ramp up your program to remove the unwanted fat from this area.

Circle Shaped: If you have a circle buttock or have seen someone with one, it’s an indication of good health. The shape also indicates that there is a small storage of fat in the upper part of the buttocks. But there is no need to worry; it’s easy to get rid of.

Heart Shaped: This is the shape that most women dream of having. It’s bigger on the bottom and becomes smaller the further up the waist you go. But this shape could also indicate that there is some unwanted fat that is accumulating in the upper body.On the positive side though, people who have this shape tend to lose fat quicker than others. With age though the shape will change and the fat will slowly move upwards to the middle of the buttock. It would be best to get rid of that unwanted fat as quick as possible to avoid health related issues later in life.

V Shaped: This shape is more common with women who fall under the older generation category. With age, the fat from the buttocks gradually moves to other parts of the body because of the smaller concentrations of estrogen.

The best thing to do is not wait to start having a healthy diet and exercise. This way you are protecting your heart from the fat that will eventually come from other parts of your body when you get older.