We naturally taut, perky booty-cuties that have been lugging back yards around with us all our lives long before back alley butts became a thing are more annoyed by the unsolicited attention for ‘em but like all, fear it being/going flat. ↑
For many of us, “squats” (for glutes versus squads) are like a different world. And watching people do them (for a butt) seems so barbaric. We’d rather spend that physical force on some other body part however, I swear by back and side leg lifts on the floor and especially in my window sill every morning. I credit
having a bomb bum to bomb a$$ (pun intended) elementary through preteen intense dance teachers obsessed with first position, second position and third position frappes at the bar, and my momma’s long neck and long arm genes to svelte my short frame off as best as given to me and I’m good-I don’t sweat my imperfections (of the fact that still, I could stand to lose 30 pounds) beyond that.
I merely insist on exercise to stay firm, but am more concerned with being able to still brag of HDL/LDL, and blood pressure health numbers etc., being no different than I was at 21.
All that being all fine and good, as an artist (who paints/sketches etc.), because I blog and am a (novel) writer and inventor (doing research etc), when I am able to get on a roll, getting out of my seat requires a concerted effort of a loud timer-reminder and praises due to a cycling machine in my living room behind me to remind me that I must get up and move for at least 10 minutes per hour. Without that timer reminder, (when I’m writing, reading and blogging) I can sit all day if I’m not consciously on top of it.
That’s not healthy. And as we all have been warned over the past few years, whether you are sitting at an office job for 8-10 hours or at home working, not getting up to move your body for at least ten minutes per hour is bad for your heart.
Well now we’ve got something else to contend with and consider: Dormant (or dead) Butt Syndrome (DBS): found and determined a real issue by scientists at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, the newly identified primary source of knee, hip and back pain can lead to injury as a result of sitting to too long for hours (without getting up and moving your body) and as well, sleeping in fetal position (which causes tip hip flexors, therefore weakens the gluteal muscles and put strain on other parts of the core).
…Yeah I know, I know. When we think of “core” we automatically consider our stomach region but too, so is our butt!
Physical therapist Chris Kolba at Ohio State Wexner Med Center states: “The entire body works as a linked system, and a lot of times when people come in with knee or hip injuries, it’s actually because their butt isn’t strong enough. The rear-end should act as support for the entire body and as a shock absorber for stress during exercise. But if it’s too weak, other parts of the body take up the slack and often results in injury.”
Welp. Now we know that in order to keep our body strong, we’ve gotta keep our butts strong, too!
I love information like this because when it comes to exercise, although I love my curves, tautness and supple-firmness; I care, and am more into what exercise is doing for the parts that I can’t see, but rather feel or help me heal and live longer.
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