Great news for all my fellow pear-shaped people out there - it turns out having thicker thighs isn't just useful for catching your phone when dropping it while on the loo.
It could also mean you live longer, according to a new study published this week in the British Medical Journal.
While excess fat around the waist is linked to a higher risk of early death than overall body fat, larger hips and thighs are associated with a lower risk, the new research suggests.
Researchers at the University of Toronto reviewed 72 studies which included over 2.5 million participants around the world who were tracked between three and 24 years.
They found that each 10cm increase in hip circumference was associated with a 10 percent lower risk of mortality. More impressively, each 5cm increase in thigh circumference was linked to an 18 percent lower risk.
That almost makes up for all the times my thighs have rubbed through a pair of beloved jeans.
According to the author of the study, Tauseef Ahmad Khan, from the university's department of nutritional sciences, it shows that people should be more concerned about their waist rather than focusing only on weight or BMI.
"Hip fat is considered beneficial and thigh size is an indicator of the amount of muscle, which is protective," he said.
"Waist is a better indicator of belly fat and while one cannot target where one loses fat from, losing weight through diet and exercise will also reduce waist and therefore belly fat."