2010 - The Body Issue

2010 - THE BODY ISSUE
Ten celebrities - including men, for the first time - tell WHO about overcoming their body battles, how they're working towards their goal weights and, for some, how they are learning to accept the shape they have and the flaws they cannot change.

JODHI MEARES ON GETTING BETTER WITH AGE
"When I was running [swimwear label] Tigerlily, it was so intense, I didn't have the time to exercise. Now it's a priority for me. I probably exercise for about three hours a day during the week."

JODI GORDON ON BEING NORMAL
"I'm a typical woman - some days I feel great, and then there are fat days. I've never been overly confident about my body, I just accept what I have and do my best to keep in shape."

CATRIONA ROWNTREE ON BODY AFTER BABY
"I don't think about my body much anymore ... but I think my body is better since I've had Andrew [now 6 months old]."

IAN "DICKO" DICKSON ON LOSING 18KG AND COUNTING
"When I look back at pictures of when I was fat, I feel ashamed."

VANESSA AMOROSI ON BODY CONFIDENCE AFTER BODY BULLYING
"I wanted to come out and say, 'I don't care if people think I'm fat, or if my clothes are stupid.' "

LISA CURRY ON BUILDING A BUFF BODY
"It's not for everybody, but I think strong women look fantastic. It's a great feeling to continue training, eating well and looking after yourself."

TOM WILLIAMS ON GROWING INTO HIMSELF
"At school and growing up as a young lad I didn't look like the other boys. They had muscle. I was just lanky and lean. I'm lucky now. I'm about to turn 40 and I still don't carry much fat. I think of my body as a decent machine."

BIGGEST LOSER STAR TIFFANY HERDSMAN EMBRACES HER NEW CURVES
Pregnant Biggest Loser star Tiffany Herdsman tells why she is keen to embrace her new curves and why she is "not stressed" about putting on baby weight again.

PLUS! THE 2010 WHO BODY SURVEY
It's official - men struggle with weight, diet and their body image, too. But women could learn a thing or two from men about self-acceptance - they aren't nearly as concerned about their weight, dieting or wobbly bits as women are. WHO surveyed over 1,000 men and women about their attitudes
towards their bodies and that of the opposite sex.

Among the findings...

  • 23% of women are happy with the way they look. Men are easier to please: 32% like their own appearance.

  • CONTENT is the word most men use to describe how they feel about their bodies. But for women, the majority say INSECURE is the word they would most choose.

  • 41% of women have an issue with their appearance, while only 21% of blokes do.

  • 42% of women think size 12 is the ideal dress size, while men are twice as likely to say 14-plus is the best size for women.

  • Women are three times more likely than men to avoid sex because they feel too fat.

  • Tummy trouble! By far the majority of both men and women say the body part they most want to change is their stomach.

  • Women say the ideal female body shape is "athletic." Men say the ideal is "curvy."

  • Men say the ideal male body shape is "athletic." Women agree.

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other. We might reconcile, maybe."

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