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From An Early Age We Underestimate Our Weight - HER Daily Dose

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In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier examines a study that says that we begin underestimating our weight at an early age.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.

Weight management becomes increasingly more difficult with age and being in denial about it certainly doesn’t help. Recent research says we tend to underestimate our weight even from an early age.

In a study published in the journal Body Image, researchers documented the height, weight and body mass index of more than 3,500 undergraduate students. They then questioned the students about their weights and found the reported poundage differed significantly from reality.

More than 33 percent of the males were overweight or obese but less than 17 percent characterized themselves as being in either category. More than 27 percent of the women were overweight or obese and only 21 percent believed they were.

Researchers found that the heavier the student, the more likely they were to underestimate their weight. Researchers say we need to become more aware of weight gain as it’s happening or else we run the risk of going up a pant size or two each year.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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Bailey, this is so true. A lot of us fail to realize how much of an impact our weight has on our health. Especially our younger generation. Lately there have been more younger people that I know personally that have dies from heart attacks in their early 30's and having strokes. Over the years we have gotten so use to fast food and it's convenience that we forget to stop and ask ourselves what are we putting in our body, what are we feeding to our kids. We sometimes get so wrapped up in the fast life that we either fail to notice or we are in denial about why our clothes don't fit like they use too (we say I must have shurnk them in the dryer) or why we can't make it out of the car to the house without running out of breath (we say I am soo tired today). Our bodies are temples and we must start treating like so. Make health a priorty in your life TODAY/ NOW; don't worry about the cake and/or cookies you ate earlier. If you are reading this message, know that change starts from within and you have the power to take charge of your life. Don't wait another minute to second guess yourself.

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April 17, 2012 - 2:59pm
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