It’s no surprise that self-esteem is impacted by a number of factors. The things that make me uncomfortable when I look in the mirror may not bother you at all. But how does gender affect our perceptions of our bodies?
This is pretty fascinating. Even though men statistically have higher BMIs, women want to lose nearly double the amount of weight when compared to their male counterparts.
The average current weight for women is 161 pounds, and most women are looking to get down to 133 pounds. In comparison, men who weigh 190 pounds want to drop down to 173 pounds.
So women weigh less but want to lose more weight. This definitely says a lot about societal pressure and how it affects both genders.
This infographic also examines the workout habits of Americans. When it comes to frequent exercise (we’re talking every day or several times a week) men are more likely to hit the gym. But women are more likely to work out once or twice a week, once or twice a month, or never at all.
There’s nothing wrong with getting a bit healthier, as long as you go about it the right way. Here are some common weight loss mistakes to avoid.