Friday, April 17, 2015

Physical Appearance Standards

  I recently read a very interesting article on the New York Times regarding body image.  When body image comes to mind the average American thinks about a teenage girl starving herself to loose weight.  But, there is a new phenomenon in male body standards.  There has been an increase in the standard of male body perfection.  Because of the increase in standards, more men are using unhealthy methods to achieve society's ideal body.  There has been an increase in steroid use in teens and adults.  The average body builder a few a decades looks like the average gym goer today, and the Body builders today look like inflated balloon animals.  The fitness supplement industry has also skyrocketed because of this trend.  Protein powder, pre workout, and fat burners are flying of the shelves.  Some men take it to the extreme by using steroids. There are two body builders pictured below, one from the early 20th century, and the other is a modern bodybuilder.  The difference between the two are enormous. 

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