The Daily Duh

On another stroll through PMSNBC.

The results suggest that negative effects of reading ultra-fit magazines may cancel out the mood-boosting effects of exercise, says Garvin. Exactly why is unclear, though she speculates that women may become depressed because they feel they’ll never look as good as the magazine models or that the women already look fit but have low self-esteem and seeing the images doesn’t help. 

Who even reads a magazine at the gym anyway?

My favorite quote:

By comparison, the groups of women who read Oprah or no magazine experienced expected improvements in their mood from exercise.

If Oprah was the only model in the magazine, I would probably feel good about myself, too.


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