Extreme body image in media impacts males too

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  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    May 18, 2014 7:12 a.m.

    Many physically in shape younger generation types (conditioned, of course, without knowing or admitting it) will tout their physically in shape bodies and lecture those who aren't in shape, even to those who are quite content with their out of shape bodies, but then get in a hussy over any adult that questions their flabby morals, as if there are no consequences to those decisions as well. Of course, one can "see" the consequences of over eating, but not as well immoral decisions. I much prefer the consequences of over eating over the consequences of the other, without excusing the over eating. perfection of the other guy is what society is good at!

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    May 17, 2014 11:46 a.m.

    There was a time when I could run 3 miles under 18 minuets, do 30 pullups and 80 situps in 2 minuets. That was first class PFT in the U.S.M.C. I'm over 60 now and LI don't run any more I'm still battling the bulge.

  • Mukkake Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2014 3:10 a.m.

    [“Somehow the natural aging process is seen as a bad thing.”]

    Probably because it is. "Natural aging" is your body's slow decline and reduced ability to repair itself. There's no reason to become a flabby man-beast just because you've hit your 40s.

    I'm so tired of this "body positivity" nonsense. Just because some people don't want to take care of themselves doesn't mean we should stop encouraging those who do. Children and teens especially, as fitness and health habits are easier to develop earlier. Most Americans certainly aren't missing too many meals and exercising too much.