All bodies are beautiful, but not all of them are healthy. What if your body is sending you signals that this or that part needs a little bit more attention? Here, have a look at the list below and then take a look at yourself.
#1. What if you have square-shaped buttocks?
This means that fat is not distributed evenly, and that there is an excess amount of it - or your glutes aren’t that strong. Try some basic glute and core exercises, and you’ll see that this irritating ring of fat around your waist is gone.
#2. What if you have a V-shaped butt?
This most likely means you have lower estrogen levels, and that the fat starts to move to other parts of the body. In this case, start working to protect your heart by taking up some cardio workouts. And to get a fuller and rounder buttocks, take up lower-body exercises.
#3. What if you have a round-shaped butt?
This is actually the healthiest butt shape there is! Maintain it by exercising regularly and eating healthy.
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#4. What if you have a heart-shaped butt?
This is an indicator that you may want to shed some extra weight.
#5. What if you stress too much?
Having higher levels of stress hormone, cortisol, means your fat tends to concentrate in your mid-section. So make sure you get enough sleep and rest, and pay a little bit more attention to including complex carbs into your diet.
#6. What if you have an excess of sugar?
Watch your hips! Too much insulin means excess fat, so you may want to replace all those drinks and snacks with something more healthy. Paying attention to what the products you’re buying are made of will also help.
#7. What if you have low estrogen levels?
This means you probably have some extra weight concentrated in your buttocks, hips and thighs area. Incorporate more cruciferous vegetables in your diet, they will help you balance your estrogen levels.
#8. What if you have low testosterone levels?
If the first thing that comes to mind when you look at your arms is the word “flabby,” try increasing your vitamin D consumption (eat more fish, for instance, or spend more time outdoors, soaking up the sun).
#9. What if you have an “alcohol belly”?
Alcohol is… not very good for you. If we’re talking about body shapes, alcohol does not let your digestive system work properly plus, it’s high in calories, hence, the “beer/wine, etc. belly”. More veggies, less alcohol!
#10. What if you have a “hormonal belly”?
Hormonal imbalance may lead to gaining extra fat in the lower part of the abdomen, as a rule. So don’t hesitate to consult your doctor and follow his recommendations.
#11. What if you have a “stressed-out” belly?
When we’re stressed, we tend to lose sleep and gain weight because of stress eating. Often, not only your mental state changes, but also your appearance. Don’t forget to put yourself first, get enough sleep and eat healthy.
#12. What if you have a “mommy belly”?
Weight gain during and after pregnancy is natural, so cut yourself some slack and don’t panic. Start getting regular massages, and eat healthy.
#13. What if you have an apple-shaped body?
This means that you may have some extra fat around your abs. This fat type goes deeper under the skin and envelopes your organs, which, in turn, means higher risk of heart-related issues and diabetes. To avoid them, stick to a balanced diet and your cardio workouts.
#14. What if you have a rectangle-shaped body?
This most likely means your metabolism is fast and your fat is distributed quite evenly throughout the body. But remember to still adhere to the principles of healthy living: regular exercising and balanced nutrition.
#15. What if you have a pear-shaped body?
Then it means you may have a little extra weight distributed around hips, buttocks and thighs. Note that this is actually more healthy than having excess fat entirely in the abdominal area with no weight arrangement. But you are also more prone to gaining extra weight. So regular cardio and resistance workouts will do the trick, also, a balanced diet.
#16. What if you have an hourglass-shaped body?
Well, you’re pretty lucky, but still, watching your weight is a healthy thing to do. Take up full-body workouts.
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