How much time would you expect you spend worrying about your weight? No, really, just throw out a guess. Out of a lifetime.
The average woman spends an entire year’s worth worrying about her weight (around 21 minutes a day). Now, I have no doubt that I spend an equal amount of time worrying about strange things like Alzheimer’s disease, or snakes coming out of the toilet, but that’s because I’m extremely neurotic, and therefore just naturally blessed that way. But I was surprised to read in The Daily Mail how much most women were worrying over weight. They claim:
Women typically think about or talk about their diets for around 21 minutes per day, or over two hours every single week.
That means they fret about their size for 127 hours a year, which over 67 years of an average adult lifetime equates to around 355 days. Almost one year.
That’s insane. You should dedicate at least a portion of that to making sure here are no snakes in the toilet before you sit down. Bu are men doing any beter? No. No, they are not.
By contrast men spend 18 minutes a day or 109 hours a year thinking about calories, which equates to 304 days of their lives – fewer, but not that far behind.
So, basically, things are terrible all over. Seriously. We’ve all got to start finding better things to obsess over. I’m thinking we could channel at least some of our energies into worrying about, say, asteroids or climate change, or, again, the potential for snakes in my personal toilet. Mine, not yours. Mine.
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