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Women can be discouraged from exercising if they don’t feel comfortable in their activewear

Did you know that the average Australian woman weighs 71.1kg and is a size 14-16?

Yep, and according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, 67% of women in Australia are considered ‘overweight’.

However, it seems bigger women may continue to struggle to get in shape – as a new study has found that many feel ‘put off’ from exercising due to the lack of options there are when it comes to activewear.

Especially if they are plus-sized.

New study finds women can be discouraged from exercising if they don’t feel comfortable in their activewear

Women feel discouraged from exercising due to lack of options when it comes to activewear

Researchers at Washington State University found that plus-sized women feel frustrated at the lack of selection they have when it comes to activewear, and it might be hindering their activity.

If larger women find it a challenge to find clothes to exercise in, they may resort to wearing menswear or just not feel up to working out at all. As clothing size increased, clothing choices were even more restricted.

“They feel like they have no other option,” said co-author Linda Bradley.“It’s that sense of defeat that’s a real problem.”

“Clothing is a powerful way to express one’s identity. Obese women are not provided with the exercise clothing they want and, as a result, they are less likely to exercise and more likely to feel compromised in their personal expression.”

New study finds women can be discouraged from exercising if they don’t feel comfortable in their activewear

Activewear is often more expensive for plus-sized women

What’s more, plus-size clothing often costs more, and is offered in fewer styles, colours and varieties

Interestingly, stats show that 72% of Australians wear activewear when they aren’t actually being active, more for comfort.

And due to the pandemic, activewear accounted for 40% of the online sales last year.

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