Is It Normal To Have Hip Dips?

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Hip Dips
Khadija Rahman
A spirited writer who looks at the world with an inquisitive mind. Passionate about many things, she is an active campaigner for women’s rights and wants to change the world, one article at a time.

Hip Dips??

With the popularity of social media touching new heights, it’s becoming harder to distance yourself from the trends of the world.

Social media has actively replaced photoshopped pictures of models in magazines. Not looking like the famous celebrities that you see on the timeline can make you feel less pretty and under-confident. 

One of the things that define beauty in today’s world is big butts. Be it the popular song like ‘Baby Got Back’ or own desi track ‘Kamariya,’ or many others.

you can hear the singers praise the lady’s but! It is not a big deal for those who are naturally blessed with nice hips, but for those born with hip dips, it can be a cause of self-loathing.

What are hip dips?

In simple terms, hip dips are inward curves around your upper thighs. People who have them, especially women, often want to get rid of them because it does not fit in the definition of pretty. What many do not know is that hip dips are a result of a bone disorder or structural problem. However, there is no need for you to worry as they are normal. 

Hip dips are due to the shape of the pelvis. Some people have more noticeable hip dips than others, but all of our skeletons have indentions. The indentions are right where the thigh meets the bone. 

Are hip dips dangerous?

Many people who do not have the proper information worry whether hips dips are somehow related to good health or not. As hip dips are due to the shape of the bones, it is not something that could be changed. 

How to get rid of hip dips?

Hip dips are natural. As the shape comes from the structure of the bones, you cannot change it. However, you can minimize the appearance. Building muscle mass and reducing fat will help to make it look less apparent, but it might not go away for good. 

While exercising, be careful not to just work on your hip or back. Doing so might cause more harm. Overworking one part of the body is never good. Ideally, a good lower body workout should focus on your abdominal, buttock, thighs, and hips. 

Hip dip exercises

If the hip dips bother you that much, you could try a couple of exercises. They will help tone the body and reduce hip dips. The exercises have been mentioned below. 

  • Kickback lunges

Standing kickback lunges are a great way to build stability and balance in your body. It mainly works your buttocks and thighs. Posture is an essential part of the exercise. So, make sure that your core and feet are properly engaged. 

  • Side hip openers

Take your time to get comfortable with the exercise. It can be a little tricky to distribute your weight on the hands and knees evenly. This exercise targets the hips, thighs, and side buttocks. 

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  • Squats

Most of us are not fond of squats. But they are great for building your butt, hips, and thighs. Like other exercises, you need to have the correct posture or you could injure yourself. The back should be straight and the toes should be pointing forward.

  • Leg kickbacks

They are pretty easy to do so you could learn it quickly. This exercise particularly helps to tone your back. Make sure that the core is engaged or you could injure your lower back. 

While exercise is important, you should also be consistent with a healthy diet. Drink at least two liters of water in a day. Incorporate different sets of exercises in the workout, so that you can get the most out of the exercise. 

Bottom line?

At the end of the day, everyone is perfect just the way they are. It is crucial that you first love yourself. If not, then you will find something wrong once the hip dips become less apparent. While it is great to exercise and take care of yourself, it can take weeks until the results start to show. 

You can use the time to repeat positive phrases like ‘I love myself’ or ‘I am perfect the way I am’ etc. Also, self-talk or therapy will help you understand where your vulnerability comes from, so you can start to heal.