Deseret News special For years, it's been assumed that what a woman considers most important about her body, after her weight, is its overall shape. A new study, however, suggests how women feel about their bodies may be more defined by specific areas, reports the Reebok Aerobic Information Bureau.

According to Old Dominion University psychology professor Thomas F. Cash, a woman's body image depends most on upper torso, then mid-torso, then lower body. And thin is out, strong is in, according to Cincinnati psychologist Ann Kearney-Cooke.Quoted in Self magazine, Kearney-Cooke says there's been a cultural shift away from the Twiggy of the '60s to a more shapely, curvy yet still thin and lean '90s ideal - the kind of body you get by working out.