Navigation Links
Feeling good is good enough for a man

It doesn't take much to make a man feel satisfied with his body: a look in the mirror and a sense of well-being seem sufficient//. For women, however, changes in body image need to be supported by hard, physical evidence.

The findings surprised the study's author, Kathleen Martin Ginis, associate professor of kinesiology at McMaster University.

"We thought – obviously incorrectly – that women's body image would improve more than men's as they progressed through the strength training study," Martin Ginis said.

"We were surprised by the responsiveness of men's body image to strength training. Men's body image improved as much as women's. Yet interestingly, men didn't care about numbers--how much weight they actually lost or how much muscle they actually gained had no bearing on their body image; if they simply felt more muscular and stronger, or if their pants were looser, that was good enough to improve their body image. But when it came to the women, feeling thinner and stronger was only part of the story. The women who had the greatest improvements in body image were those who saw actual increases in the amount of weight they could lift at the gym."

The study followed men and women, between the ages of 18 and 29, during a 12-week full-body progressive resistance-training program. Significant body image improvements were found for both sexes but it seems that men's and women's body image improved for different reasons. For the men, body image improvements were related to perceived changes in their bodies. For the women, body image improvements were related to perceived and real changes in their bodies.

An illuminating side bar to the study is that all the participants led sedentary lifestyles up until the beginning of the study. In all cases, visible changes in strength were apparent in a short period of time, proving that with a moderate amount of exercise (in this case, about an hour a day), significant cha nges to physical health and body shape can emerge in a relatively brief period of time.

McMaster University is a world-renowned, research-intensive university, based in Hamilton. It is one of the four Canadian universities among the top 100 universities in the world.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE
2. Effective Treatment Of Drug Abuse Dependent On Feelings Of Shame Or Guilt
3. Feelings Of Sympathy And Empathy Dictated by Personal Experience
4. Peoples Feelings Can Subconsciously Influence Others
5. French Face Transplant Patient Reports Feeling of Sensation in New Face
6. Feeling Tired? Don’t Worry - You May Be Less Likely To Get Hur
7. Lost That Lovin Feeling? Dont Blame the Pill
8. Immunity May Be Weakened By Insecure Feeling
9. Kids not getting enough Physical Exercise
10. Is your house safe enough to protect against asthma attacks?
11. Companies ensure enough stock of bird flu drug
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... Two director-level employees of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield ... (TWIN) 2016 honorees. The award recognizes businesswomen who excel in their fields and ... of the MLTSS (Managed Long-Term Services and Supports) Program at Horizon NJ Health and ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... An educational campaign aimed at everyone ... courtesy of awareness-driven celebrities and thought leaders. It also provides insight to the ... leaders such as Bioness. , As patients feel increasingly concerned about the ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life University ... on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Cabot Corporation, Pfizer, and 3M ... to court documents and SEC filings. A jury has returned a verdict ... Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The jury awarded $22.8 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The Woodlands at John Knox Village ... model of care for living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The Woodlands ... Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... SOUTHLAKE, Texas , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... today the issuance to it by the US ...  9,218,608. The company,s technology includes proprietary processes for ... claims for health and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance ... "Our ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ReportsnReports.com adds "Chronic Cough ... provides an overview on therapeutic pipeline of Chronic ... therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action ... along with latest updates, and featured news and ... in the therapeutic development for Chronic Cough and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016   ... beide primären Endpunkte und demonstriert Ebenbürtigkeit ... ‚ausgezeichneter plus guter , ... ,      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130829/633895-a ... neue positive Daten von der MORA-Studie der Phase ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: