It sounds unbelievable, but the size of your butt can actually say a lot about your health. Everyone thinks that fat deposits on the body are bad, but this may not be entirely accurate.

Scientists have known for a while that the location of fat deposits on the body reveals a lot about the health of a person. Fat deposits near the chest or in your trunk are more dangerous than those stored in the butt or hips. As the scientists said, “fat keeps the fatty acids away from the heart, the arteries, and the liver to lower your risk of heart disease and other debilitating problems like diabetes. Since your body is ultimately programmed to decide whether to store the fat in the butt region or the stomach region, it is said that, in women, the hormones that direct and distribute fat are actually doing this to protect the heart by building up the buttocks.” It has also been noted that people with bigger butts may actually be smarter.

“Results found women with bigger backsides tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar. Having a big butt requires an excess of Omega-3 fats, which have been proven to catalyze brain development.” In simpler terms, big butts are related to omega-3 fatty acids which promote better brain health.

Contrary to popular belief, having a bigger butt is not a bad thing, although it’s a good idea to reduce the volume and have a fit and healthy body.

Here’s what the shape of your butt says about you:

  1. Square derriere

Square shape Bottom

A square shaped butt indicates that the person has fat around the “love handles”, or he\she doesn’t have strong glutes due to inactivity. Simple core exercises can reduce the excess fat around the waist and strengthen the glutes.

  1. Circle booty

Round Bottom

A circle-shaped butt is good and healthy, but it also indicates that there are fat deposits near the top of the upper part of the glutes. The fat from the bottom is easy to reduce if required.

  1. Heart shaped bum

heart bottom

This is the most desirable shape in the world. The heart shaped butt is fullest at the bottom and tapers out at the top, but it could indicate that there are fat deposits in the upper thighs. The bottom tends to lose fat faster as women age, and with time it will move to the mid-section. Getting rid of the extra fat now is the best thing for your future health.

  1. “V” patootie

V bottom

This is the shape commonly seen in older women. The fat from the bottom has moved to other areas of body due to the lack of estrogen, so if you have this butt shape, it’s a good idea to remove the fat quickly and protect your heart.