Worry about weight and appearance is often portrayed as a female concern, with men blithely developing middle-aged spread while women stress and diet. However, a recent survey suggests that stressing over how we look is a man’s problem as well.
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The Guardian reports that a survey of 394 British men found that around 80 per cent were concerned about their body image, a figure which was higher than similar research suggested was the case for women (75 per cent). While that inverts the stereotype, it also suggests that we’re becoming severely hung up about the way we look, a notion reinforced by the 38 per cent of men who said they would sacrifice a year of their life for the perfect body.
That seems an unhealthy attitude to me, and I’m curious about the extent to which this might also apply amongst Lifehacker readers:
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Body image concerns more men than women, research finds [The Guardian]