How to lose weight and Change Your Body Shape?
Research tells us that both women and men prefer certain body shapes both in themselves and each other. These views are in agreement and hold across all cultures.
In other words, the shapes women prefer in themselves and admire in other women is the same female shape men prefer as well. What men prefer in themselves and admire in other men is the exact shape women also prefer on a man. And this opinion is pretty consistent whether you are a male or female living in North America, South America, Europe or Asia.
Another study examined the relationships among self-esteem, body image, and health-related behaviors of 267 female and 156 male first-year college students. Data were collected in 23 classrooms. Instruments included a demographic sheet, the Objectified Body Consciousness Scale, the Weight and Appearance Visual Analogue Scales, the Contour Drawing Rating Scale, the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale, and a measure of physical fitness/health-related behaviors. Self-esteem was consistently related to body image dissatisfaction for women, and women consistently exhibited a more negative body image than did men. Even when both men and women were consistent exercisers, the women had poorer body image. Finally, for both men and women, more positive physical fitness/health-related behaviors were positively related to self-esteem and body image.(study source)
Top 5 Health Benefits of losing weight
1. Better Sleep!
Snoozing probably helped you lose more weight in the first place, but as a result of your weight loss you’ll actually get better quality sleep now. Research shows that losing 5 percent of your body weight can help you sleep better and longer throughout the night. What’s more, ridding your body of excess fat can also help alleviate sleep apnea and snoring.
2. Better Hormonal Balance
When you think of hormones, your teenage years may spring to mind, but they play a role in more than just your burgeoning sex drive during puberty.
Working out releases feel good chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins are responsible for that high you feel post workout. They interact with the receptors in your brain, reducing your perception of pain and deliver a positive feeling in the body similar to that of morphine.
4. Less Joint Pain
Your joints already take a beating from everyday wear and tear—extra weight hanging around on your midsection only makes matters worse. Simply put, the less you weigh the less your skeletal frame and joints have to support, which translates into less joint pain.
5. Stress Relief
If you checked off losing weight from your to-do list, you’ve already got one less thing to stress about. Really though, the things you do to lose weight—eating a balanced diet, exercising consistently and getting lots of sleep—are also some of the greatest ways to alleviate stress and anxiety.