Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Your Uterus Isn't Making You Fat

People--THIS. IS. NOT. TRUE.

I've unfortunately seen it shared enough that I felt it necessary to share on my page. This is just another issue of our education system not properly teaching children about their own bodies. I guarantee either this anatomy professor did not say this, or the student misinterpreted what was being said.

Here is a simple picture of your uterus--
Hold up your fist. That is about the size of your uterus. Your uterus is also very deep inside of you. If it is protruding from your body--go to the hospital. That should not happen. Also, the lower part of your belly that is usually a little 'pooch'--that's super normal. Most normal thing in the world. It is the bodies preferred spot to store fat and it is usually the very last place people lose fat. It IS possible as a woman to have a flat stomach--but it is very hard work. Your organs are not preventing you from getting a flat stomach. Plus, some women don't have a uterus. Also, men don't have uteri--how do they have belly fat?!
Here is the uterus in the body--


ALSO--a lot of women have a pelvic tilt, causing their pelvic region to tilt outwards, making it look like your stomach is more protruding than it is. There are ways to fix a tilt. Just google 'fixing a pelvic tilt' and you will see all kinds of answers.

Anterior and Posterior Pelvic Tilts--


I can't fault people of our generation for believing things like this. I remember being shown a quick view of the reproductive organs in 8th grade but I probably wasn't paying attention. And just like that--the lesson was over and never mentioned again. People--if you aren't taught about your own body, learn it anyways. You should know how your body works and where your parts sit within you. 

Also--don't believe tumblr posts. 

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