According to a university study, the way you feel about your appearance is a big indicator of how happy you are with your life in general. "Our study shows that men's and women's feelings about their weight and appearance play a major role in how satisfied they are with their lives overall," said David Frederick, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Chapman University and lead author on the study.1
Other findings included:
People who watched more hours of television per week were less satisfied with their appearance and weight.
People who were more satisfied with their physical appearance and weight reported more secure attachment styles, versus fearful and dismissive attachment styles.
People who were more satisfied with their appearance reported greater self-esteem, greater satisfaction with life, sex life, friends, romantic partners, family, and financial situation.
Body Mass Index (BMI) was strongly related to dissatisfaction with appearance and weight.
1. Chapman University. "Body image strongly linked to overall life satisfaction." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 May 2016.