Oh My Gosh! The Big Phat BUTT Epidemic – By Dr. Ashley Dixon, DC, CPT –
If you haven’t checked out the Anaconda video, its definitely an eye full. Big butts have been a part of African American culture for decades, but has been most recently growing through out many other cultures. This need for huge butts has gotten a bit out of control in the sense that:
- Big butts have gotten exponentially bigger. “The Bigger the Better?”
- Smaller figured women have been negatively exploited in media.
- Bigger behinds have been glorified as desirable and need to be obtained at all costs, or you don’t exist.
The hip hop culture have used words in rap songs to demean their listeners for whomever don’t fit into their mold (Most people don’t fit this mold.) This thought process, some may call it brainwashing, has created a few problems.
- In the effort to obtain this image, obesity in the African American Culture has increased. This leads to Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and other Heart Conditions.
- Other psychological problems can develop such as: Low self esteem, low self worth, narcissism, etc.
- Unhealthy cosmetic surgeries that can lead to damaging consequences are on the rise.
With that being said, it’s pretty much time for a reality check.
- Don’t Believe the Hype: Don’t believe everything your hear and see in the media. There are professionals that help create these illusions.
- Unplug from the media: Media is a great way to feel bad about yourself. Know your strengths as a person and constantly remind yourself of that.
- Being Fit is a far better option: Every body is shaped differently. Getting into the best shape for your body by eating better and exercising is a healthier way to live and decreases your chances of health problems.
- You Say “Thyck”; We say “Obese”: Doctors, such as myself, do not glorify the “thyck” mentality. When your BMI (Body Mass Index: BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703 ) is over 29, you are considered obese. This is general index, with some exceptions of weight lifters and other physically fit individuals.
There are plenty of great glute exercises to do daily. Here is a sample Butt Workout to tone that back side:
- Squats- 15 reps; 4 sets
- Donkey Kicks- 12 reps; 4 sets
- Glute Bridges- 10 reps: 3 sets
- Open Book- 10-12 reps: 3 sets
- Leg Lifts- 10-12 reps: 3 sets
Add on ankle weights for a more advanced work out. Elliptical use and running are also great butt toners to do in addition to the above exercises. Adding an ab workout is recommended to better form that 2:1 butt to belly ratio.
The best way to obtain your best physical physique is through exercises and diet. If you have any questions as to how to obtain your best figure, don’t hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website: HeadtotoeRehab.net.
About the Author:
Dr. Ashley Dixon, DC has been practicing Chiropractic in Broward County since 2010. During this time, she became the health and fitness writer for the Happy Herald Newspaper, contributes to her blog and other international blogs, and is currently working on her first book. She frequently participates in health fairs to give back to the community and spread awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
When she is not working, she dedicates her time with friends and family and is an advocate for small businesses in South Florida. Her hobbies are reading, writing, exercising, and saltwater fishing.
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