Men have feelings too
By Chance McDaniel, contributing writer
Male body image is more than just a man trying to look his best. It carries much more weigh than that and is more of a health and confidence issue than anything. In the day and age that we live in, it has become increasingly easier to eat less healthy and adopt a more tasty or even affordable diet. However, this may be having far more reaching consequences than we think, as it may be causing a deterioration of character due to a lack of self-confidence.
Tanner Bryant is a Chattanooga State alumni, a second year Pharmacy student at McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, and a certified personal trainer. Bryant says, “The importance of male body image is crucial. Visualizing yourself as something more than you are now is what will push you to make a difference.” While wanting to look good at the beach may be a slightly shallow goal, the idea that striving to improve your physical image may make you a better person overall is interesting.
The domino effect of self-improvement starts with physical training, but that quickly spreads into self-confidence. Austin Murray, a former high school cheerleader, said, “Being in shape really helps with self-confidence.” Being happy and confident in the way you look can be far more rewarding than a grin into the mirror. It can effect the way you feel about yourself and others.
While some would say that striving to improve body image is a selfish goal, the argument could also be made that not being confident in how you look is selfish. In end male is bigger than having the biggest biceps in the gym, it’s about caring for oneself and, in turn, others.