Yahoo ! Fitness survey: 81% of adults have a body part they hate

Sunnyvale : It’s no wonder losing weight continues to dominate New Year’s resolutions—a new survey from FITNESS Magazine and Yahoo! Shine reveals that 57% of women polled think they look fat naked and 81% of adults have a body part they hate. The exclusive survey asked 1,500 women and men to bare it all about how they feel about being naked.

The survey revealed a lack of body confidence with women more likely than men to have issues with many parts of their body, primarily their thighs (21%), while men dislike their butts the most (11%).

The results appear in the February 2012 issue of FITNESS, on stands January 17th 2012, and online at Yahoo! Shine and Fitness Online. Highlights from the findings are included below.

Body Language :

When looking in the mirror, 57% of women say they think they look fat, and wish they were more toned and less jiggly
48% of men think they look good when they glance in the mirror

Most Flaunted Body Part:

31% of women ranked cleavage as the body part they most like to flaunt
19% prefer to show off their butts
14% have legs they like to reveal in a miniskirt

Most Hated Body Part:


Overall, thighs are the most hated body part among women and men (14%) followed by arms and butt with 11% of the votes each
Women are more likely to dislike their thighs (21%)
Men like their butt the least (11%)

Nude Attitude :

Only 19% of adults say they would go to a nude beach at any time; 29% said they would only go at night and about 20% saying they would go if they lost weight
47% of women feel sexier wearing lingerie than being naked; 53% of men agree
Adults are more uninhibited at home. Nearly 3 in 4 frequently have sex with the lights on (71%) and nearly 2 in 3 often walk around the house naked (63%). Men are also more likely to walk around the house without clothes on (67%) than women (59%)
27% of men walk around nude in the locker room, compared to only 9% of women.
20% of men have posed naked for a photo; 15% of women have
18% of men have “sexted” someone a naked photo, while 12% of women have hit send

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