That's a question most people would answer “no”. This is because there is a body pattern that varies only between sexes, but does not vary with age. In other words, there is a body pattern for women and another for men, regardless of whether people are children, teenagers, adults or elderly people. It should be remembered that body patterns vary according to the historical-social context in which they live: women more Desired at the time of the Renaissance were the fattest ones, as their bodies were indicative of a good level. socioeconomic.
The male body pattern is characterized by the definition of body muscles, especially broad shoulders and chest and defined arms. The ideal type of female body, on the other hand, is given by height above 1.70m and by exacerbated thinness. These factors would not be a problem if these body models were not imposed so cruelly by the television media and magazine covers. Just think: how many chubby do you see in soap operas? If he exists, is he a protagonist? Certainly not, as the role model of a successful person (especially women) is always thin, tall and young.
One result of this uncompromising pattern is the modification of the body through surgery and other cosmetic corrections. Botox, for example, is a brand of butyl toxin which, applied to the face, significantly reduces expression wrinkles. Laser is widely used as a permanent hair removal method. Liposuction is a very painful surgical method, which aims to eliminate the extra fat present in the body. In most cases, it is women who undergo these procedures. But, currently, the male aesthetic concern has also increased: there is already a beauty salon just for men, entire lines of cosmetics and some also face surgical procedures to show off a muscular body in the Beach. There is a type of silicone implant in men that makes it look like their entire musculature is defined.
Thinking this way, it seems that physical exercise has become expendable. Will it be? And health? It is known that physical activity is essential to control obesity, diabetes, hypertension and stress. Don't think that these diseases only affect older people: that's not true! Combating sedentary lifestyles should take place in people of all ages.
On the other hand, you also need to be careful, because thinness is not necessarily a sign of health. There are two diseases that develop much more in women than in men: anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person cannot (and sometimes does not want to) eat; Bulimia is another anxiety disorder in which a person eats but then vomits, afraid of getting fat. Generally, these diseases can start from a nervous crisis, or from a troubled moment in that the person is going through, but many people do not seek treatment because they think it is good to be slim. What is not said is that many of them spend long periods in specialized clinics, undergoing long psychological treatments to get back to eating.
So if you have any of these problems or know a friend who has them, talk to your parents or one of your teachers: they will know how to help. Also, always remember that everyone has their own body type and that this individual standard is what must be respected. And after reading this text? Are you more satisfied with your body?
By Paula Rondinelli
Brazil School Collaborator
Graduated in Physical Education from the São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” – UNESP
Master in Motricity Sciences from the São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” – UNESP
Doctoral Student in Integration of Latin America at the University of São Paulo - USP
Source: Brazil School - https://brasilescola.uol.com.br/saude/voce-esta-satisfeito-com-seu-corpo.htm