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Body Image & Exercise

Written by Dr Michael McCoy

Why do we exercise? For better health? For improved sports performance? To make ourselves more attractive? Any or all of the above may be true.

A study entitled Perceptions of Female Body Shapes as a Function of Exercise found that exercisers rated themselves as more attractive, confident, healthy and popular. They also demonstrated a much higher body satisfaction than non-exercisers, despite being heavier (lean muscle tissue is relatively heavy).


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