Q WHICH BODY TYPE DE­SERVES MORE PROMI­NENCE IN ON THE ME­DIA AND SO­CIAL ME­DIA?

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Women's Health (UK) - - BARE FACTS -

The call for more rep­re­sen­ta­tion of ‘in-be­tween’ bod­ies – and those that have birthed a baby – sug­gests WH readers are will­ing to foster body ac­cep­tance. ‘When we see a shape that looks like ours in the me­dia it sends the sub­con­scious mes­sage that we’re okay,’ says Dr Sil­ver. ‘So want­ing to see more “av­er­age” bod­ies shows that women want to feel at home in theirs.’ While UK women aren’t shout­ing about self-love from the rooftops (we are Bri­tish af­ter all), our ears are open. Per­haps be­cause we’ve re­alised that striv­ing to be proud of our bod­ies – in jeans, gym kit and our birth­day suits – is a more re­ward­ing jour­ney than the pur­suit of per­fec­tion. In-be­tween-size bod­ies 65% – say, sizes 12-16 Dif­fer­ently abled 44% Post-baby 42% Small-breasted and plus-size 32% Ath­letic with su­per-toned mus­cles 31% Pe­tite (shorter than 5ft 2in) 31% Tall (taller than 5ft 10in) but not model-thin 27% Post-weight loss 27% Busty and plus-size 26%

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