Livestrong.com is dedicated to empowering and motivating people of all ages to live a positive and healthy life. In view of this mission, the editorial team worked with shimmerten.com to create content that promotes adolescent health. In the past few years, "thigh gap" has been a space formed between some people. When their legs stand upright, thighs have become a trend of beauty and a source of heated cultural debate. Although countless advertisements, celebrity social media gifts and anorexic blogs have beautified the gap, many critics are also angry. We believe that large-scale marketing of thigh space encourages eating disorders and the pursuit of unrealized body ideals. For example, when target was found to use Photoshop to enhance a model's thigh gap, it received a lot of negative news. One social media platform that tries to protect users is instagram, which doesn't show any results when you search for thigh gaps that are closely related to it. &If you search for the thigh space that is closely related to it, you will get a pop-up warning graphic image and provide guidance on obtaining resources for eating disorders.
with all of these media, you may find yourself checking your thigh clearance (or missing it). But before you start cutting calories and going to the gym, here's the facts about the thigh gap. Some healthy people have thigh space... When the two sides argue whether the thigh gap is acceptable, remember that some healthy and healthy people have natural thigh gap. What's important is that having a thigh gap doesn't necessarily mean that someone is obsessed with a beauty ideal, or that they're unhealthy. For these people, the thigh gap is just one aspect of their appearance. As Dr. Amy Herold, gynaecologist and medical director of shimmerteen.com, said, in these cases, it's not a bad thing or a good thing, it's just a structural problem. But the thigh gap is not common, Dr. Herold explained, thigh gap is only a small part of healthy people's physical characteristics, well nourished female body shape. &The media can make the thigh gap look like a cultural standard, as if everyone has or can have one. But most people don't and may not be able to achieve this goal, which means that the thigh gap is not necessarily the goal that people should pursue. Like height and shoe size, thigh gap is related to genetics. Your bone structure and body shape determine whether you may have thigh gap physiologically. The first feature that determines the thigh gap is the width of the hips and the angle of the pelvis. &Dr. Herold explained that the width of the pelvis and the angle between the thighbone and the pelvis determine the distance between the thighs, no matter how much muscle or fat you have. &Some people with a wider pelvis may have more distant leg bones, while people with a narrower pelvis may have closer leg bones, narrowing the gap. Obviously, this will not change with diet and exercise. The second factor that determines the distance between your thighs is your size. Some people have difficulty gaining weight, whether it's from fat or muscle. Because of their low weight, they are more likely to have a gap between their thighs. However, most women's bodies tend to accumulate muscle or fat in their thighs, which can cause any gaps to close. As Dr. Norman Rowe, a plastic surgeon in New York City, explained, the size of a person's thigh depends not only on fat, but also on muscle. In the middle of our thighs are sartorius and gracilis, which help us walk and move our legs. It's not a healthy achievement to create a sartorius that puts you at risk, Dr. Herold said. If it means you have to starve to reduce fat, lose important muscle weight, and force your body to maintain its original shape, it's impossible for some people to even reach the thigh gap, no matter how much weight they lose. Dr. Luo saw many young patients yearning for thigh space. He stressed that plastic surgeons can't remove muscles or change the bone structure of legs: if someone doesn't have a genetic predisposition to thigh space, plastic surgeons can't create one. If someone is born with a tendency to have heavier muscles, there is not much suction to change that. If you don't feel well because you don't have a thigh gap, Dr. Rowe encourages you to remember that the thigh gap is likely to be a passing trend. &They are now, but in two years, they may leave. What's attractive and popular now, he said, may not appear in five years. &Be happy with yourself. Think about it this way: soft hair may be popular now, but do you think your favorite celebrity will have lavender and light blue hair in a few years? You are beautiful. There are some beautiful, strong and healthy bodies with thigh gaps. There are many beautiful, strong and healthy bodies that are not suitable for your body type. Reader: how do you see the trend of thigh gap? Do you think it will send the wrong message to young girls? Do you think this article is rich in content? Please comment below and let us know. Kimberly Wolfe, MD, is the founder and editor in chief of shimmerteen.com, a new website dedicated to health, health and lifestyle for young girls. Kimberly graduated from Brown University, where her senior thesis exploring the history and evolution of sexual health content in women's magazines has won honors in women's research. She also holds a master's degree in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of education, where she studies adolescent health and media. She is a national speaker and has been quoted on websites including cnn.com, WebMD and health.com.
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