Now it seems there's even more to love about having a replete rump. A study conducted by Oxford University's Churchill Hospital and published in the International Journal of Obesityreveals that women with ample derriere's are smarter and healthier.
You read that right: having more junk in your trunk has been linked to having a higher IQ and better health.
Over the course of the study, researchers found that participants with larger behinds tended to have a relatively higher storage of Omega 3 fats as well as advantageous leptin levels.
You may have heard of leptin: it's a hormone that regulates appetite. Specifically, it's the hormone that suppresses appetite. A lack of favourable amounts of leptin can result in increased hunger, and as a result, over-eating.
And those Omega 3 fats?
They bolster memory, concentration, overall brain function as well as cognitive abilities such as language skills and motor skills. Translation: women with bigger butts are likely more focused, more articulate and more physical coordinated.
Want another reason to love your pear-shaped self?
This same study shows that children born to women with wider hips and more plentiful rumps tend to be smarter.
These children will have had to have been breastfed. Breast milk’s fat content is sourced from the hips, thighs and buttocks, and since this is where the highest levels of those Omega 3's are stored, babies nursed by more pear-shaped mothers get more of this brain-boosting nutrient.
Just like the fats we find in the foods we eat, not all fats in and on our bodies are bad. While it’s been conclusively proven that carrying extra weight around our mid-sections is mentally and physically detrimental, having been linked to anxiety, depression and an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, the weight we store around our bottoms tends to be more protective in nature.
The study shows that, “it is the protective role of lower body [fat], that is, gluteofemoral fat that is striking. The protective properties of the lower-body fat depot have been confirmed in many studies conducted in subjects with a wide range of age, BMI and co-morbidities.”
Perks of lower body fat protection include better insulin response, a healthier heart and vascular system, as well as lower blood pressure.
Like we said, there’s a lot to love about a bigger butt, so next time you’re cursing your inability to find a two-piece that fits your upper and lower body measurements, remember: a little inconvenience is a comparatively small price to pay for everything your beautiful booty bestows.
We ship within Canada and the United States via FedEx with expedited 2-Day shipping.
For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International, which is usually in transit for 5-7 business days, depending on location.
We ship all of our physical products with FedEx, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Signatures are required on all orders.
We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.
We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.
All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.