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women distort their own body image, reveals new study

Men, have you ever wondered why women keep on asking the question, “Do I look fat?” every time they gaze in the mirror.  It’s because they distort their own image, as revealed by researchers from the University College London.

Researchers revealed that women's brains ‘massively distort’ their own body image, creating a shorter figure which can be two-thirds wider and a third shorter, than in real life.

The study included researchers asking volunteers to place their left hand under a board and guess the positions of the knuckles and fingertips. Participants estimated their hands to be two-thirds wider and a third shorter than actual measurements showed they were!

Based on this finding, Matthew Longo, lead researcher stated that "Our results show dramatic distortions of the hand shape, which were highly consistent across participants. The hand appears to be represented as wider than it actually is and the fingers as shorter than they actually are -- a finding that might also apply to other parts of the body."  

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checkups are important as they help detect underlying conditions

Many Indian women avoid getting a daily routine checkup done for the fear of the discovery of a serious medical condition! While this may sound ridiculous, it is quite true and sad as these routine medical checkups often end up saving lives which would have otherwise been lost to ignorance.

A recent example of the same would be women’s tennis legend, Matina Navrotilova, who discovered that she had breast cancer during one such check up. She rues the fact, that she skipped 4 annual checkups or her cancer would have been detected even earlier. And with no plausible permanent cure for cancer available on the medical horizon as of yet, prevention sure seems much more feasible than a cure!

Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we can’t help but catch that flu going around, the same context can be applied to more serious diseases, which makes these routine medical checkups all the more necessary in a women’s life. Plus with women juggling so many caps that of being a mother, wife, employee, daughter, sister etc all at once; they are bound to run short of their standard 24 hours. However, given the relevance of these checkups in discovering underlying conditions, which if treated can save lives; it would be nothing short of a crime to miss out on one of these checkups!

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Do you belong to the majority of people who think that bone diseases will affect only the old people? Don’t worry; there are a lot of others, who think the same! But you might be shocked to find that doctors are now warning against bone diseases such as Osteoporosis affecting even the young.

Indian women as young as 20 years old are being affected by the disease today, primarily due to their sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets which lack sorely in calcium. Calcium is needed by the body to maintain healthy bones, and also to prevent bone diseases such as brittle bones and osteoporosis. A recent study conducted by Hinduja Hospital, has found that women with a low BMI (body mass index) are more prone to suffering from Osteoporosis, especially after menopause!osteoporosis

Many women are clueless about the disease and often discover that they are suffering from it, when they visit the doctor with a fractured arm or leg!

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