Experts say, where you store a little extra weight, could actually be good for you. (Tell me more!)
According to the Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Obesity Management network, Dr Georgia Rigas, ‘fat storage is like real estate’. ‘It’s all about location, location, location.
So just where is expensive – or unhealthy – to store weight, and where is bang for your buck?
According to Dr Rigas, carrying fat around your hips or bottom is ‘not hazardous’. The reason why is that such fat isn’t encasing your vital organs, including your heart, lungs and liver.
This information tallies with a recent study which found that women with bigger hips and bottoms have a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes than those who store fat around their tummy or midsections. ‘The hips and thighs offer ‘safe storage’ for fat, stopping it from getting into the blood and reaching the organs.’