The Attitudes Of College Students Toward Slimming

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Jiaqi, Feng Jun. 2014 The attitudes of college students toward losing weight PAGE 7
The attitudes of college students toward slimming:Report of a Questionnaire StudyIntroductionSlimming, often known as weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue. Over the past few years there has been a "slimming revolution", with the rapid development of urban modernization, this phenomenon is not something new and seems to be inevitable especially for the college students. Ever since people's life-style has changed to a great extent, the growing popularity of people has paid more attention to slimming, struggling with the issues of weight loss and living a healthier life-style regardless of whether they've reached the level of obesity. There are many advantages to losing weight and getting a healthy body. Not only will losing weight help give you the slim and lean body you've always wanted, but it will also keep away a number of obesity-related diseases you may have acquired due to being overweight.The paper is designed to offer some tangible evidence to present the results of a questionnaire on the attitudes of college students toward slimming so that we can find out whether we have some views and misunderstandings in the process of sliming which are likely to affect the quality of our daily life. This paper reveals the analysis result of some chosen questions which are all relevant to the topic, thus this paper aims at showing with individual angles that the students themselves or the students around them who are experiencing slimming have their own experience and foremost feelings.2. Methods2.1 SubjectsSubjects in this study come from CNU, whose number of respondents in this study is 300, consisting of 189 females and 111 males, ranging from age 18 to age 22, who respectively filled in the questionnaire in 10 minutes, which can reflect the direct answer to a large extent.2.2 InstrumentThe instrument for data collection is an anonymous English questionnaire. The contents of the questionnaire cover four perspectives in order to guarantee the reliability and validity of the questionnaire: YES&NO questions, one choice questions, multiple choice questions and short-answer question.3. Results and findings3.1 The general purposes of slimmingThe most obvious reasons for wanting to lose weight are pretty simple: get healthier, look better and feel better. In the question 5 (chart1), about 60 % of the students choose all of the answer, which means their purposes are specific and diverse. In the rest of the students, their choices (A-E) decrease gradually. In my quest for understanding how everything in our physical world is connected to our spiritual world, I have discovered three levels for why we want to lose weight.The first level is purely aesthetic: they typically don't care what we have to do to get to our goal weight at this level-we are...

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