Find Your Healthy Body Type

Women put pressure on themselves in countless ways – but few perceptions influence their relationships and confidence like the way they view their bodies. Ironically, what women consider to be their ideal shape is significantly smaller than what men consider to be the ideal shape. Use this scale to evaluate your body shape in a healthy way.

Find Your Healthy Body Type

When asked what their ideal body shape would be, most women respond types 1, 2, or 3. However, men prefer body shapes in the 5, 6 or 7 area. Women also often view their body types as a higher number than their partners perceive them.


Print this scale out to discuss your shape with your partner. An open dialogue about your body can boost confidence and reinvigorate your sex life.



The #1 Thing to Remember When Caring for a Sick Parent

It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of overwhelming burden.

Caring for an ageing or sick parent at home can be a wonderful act of love — but it can also be a big sacrifice. Along with the new responsibility comes added stress to your life that's probably already taxing. Not to mention, it significantly changes the relationship between the two of you. If you're a caregiver for a parent, or thinking about what next step is best, this is one of the most important things to remember about this life phase. It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of a lot of the burden that comes with the role.

TV and podcast host Maria Menounos is currently taking care of her mother, who has brain cancer. She learned this lesson from a guest on her series "Better Together."

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