Research by the pioneers of personalised, organic period care delivered through your letterbox, Yoppie, has revealed that just 11% of UK women love their bodies.
Yoppie surveyed women across the nation on their love for their bodies and found that just 11% outright love their body, with 41% only loving it sometimes. This means that a huge 48% of women are yet to find love when it comes to their appearance.
What do we love about our bodies?
When it comes to the most loved features, eyes rank as the most loved part of our bodies for 39% of women.
Boobs ranked next with 10%, with hair (8%) and legs (7%) also ranking amongst the best loved features.
Our weight was the best loved part of our bodies for just 1%, with feet, eyebrows and teeth also ranking low (2%).
How to boost your love for your body
Yoppie also asked women how they help to boost their love for their bodies. The clear winner was a healthy lifestyle, with exercise (18%) and eating well (16%) ranking top.
Not comparing themselves to other women was also a big factor for 14%, while a further 14% said makeup helped them to feel better about themselves. Positive thinking (11%) and keeping well hydrated also ranked high (10%) when it comes to loving ourselves more. Founder of Yoppie, Daniella Peri, commented:
“It’s quite sad to see that so few women love their bodies and this is no doubt driven by societal pressure to look a certain way or to be a certain size or weight. The good news is that we all tend to love something about our bodies, even if we want to improve on something and it’s important to remember that we are all individually beautiful in our own way.
Of course, we can all do something to help practice more self-love around our bodies and for the majority, a healthy lifestyle and some treats from the beauty counter can do just the trick. A healthy lifestyle is incredibly important for both our physical and mental wellbeing. In fact, the latter can often be the driving factor behind our own self-love and so it’s the best place to start.
A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean daily exercise though. It can also mean a more conscious effort to eat a balanced diet, spend time with friends, take time for yourself or to make even smaller changes such as the use of organic products that are better for our bodies.
The important thing to remember is that while some days you might not be completely head over heels with your appearance, there are plenty of people in the world that love you just the way you are.”