Genes, income and education, behavior, environmental influences, or medical care. There are many factors that affect people’s health. While there are environmental causes such as pollution and other contaminants, there are also other factors that make an impact on women’s (and men’s) mental health.
Hip dips have been gaining popularity over the last few years. They are often seen as a way to help women with their weight loss goals. However, recent studies have shown that the trend is actually doing more harm than good.
One of the most common side effects of hip dips is low self-esteem and body image issues. Women who are too conscious of their hip dips may end up feeling less confident about their bodies because they don’t see them as being able to keep up with the trend. This can lead to an increase in eating disorders, depression, and other mental health conditions.
An increasing number of people are starting to see how dangerous this trend can be for women’s mental health. So let’s give clarity on what hip dips are.
Hip Dips: Definition and Causes
What is a hip dip? Hip dips are the hollows that appear on women where the hips end and the thighs begin. Basically, everyone has them, but they are not always clearly pronounced. More hips and curves sometimes don’t always mean fewer hip dips, while they’re often more visible on women with less hips. But hip dips can also be seen in slim women when the thigh bone is more clearly visible – so hip dips are not automatically a sign of being overweight! Some women who want a perfect hourglass figure dream, but are bothered by their hip dips, although they are quite natural and cannot be trained away, for example, because there is no muscle tissue at this point that could be trained to fill the hollow.
Online trend: Be proud of your hip dips
There are currently many pictures on Instagram in which women proudly present their hip dips and tag them with the hashtag #hipdips. They show that a natural body is beautiful – with or without training, because the hip dips, as mentioned, don’t care. Whether they are there depends on the skeleton and really shouldn’t be messed with. Those who have them keep them, and those who don’t have them won’t get them.
With hip dips, a beauty feature that doesn’t contribute to young women developing eating disorders because they’re embracing an ideal that’s unattainable has finally managed to be celebrated. The fact that celebrities like Julianne Hough or Kourtney Kardashian also have them should encourage the last doubters that it’s perfectly fine to go outside or even to the beach with them.
The (probably temporary) hype surrounding hip dips could be a step in the right direction to help women embrace their bodies for who they are. However, it would be even nicer if we didn’t have to constantly map and analyze every millimeter. That’s probably a while away though, so be confident and enjoy your healthy body whether you’re doing hip dips or not!