MedCure, a leading non-transplant tissue bank accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks, announced findings of the MedCure Mortality Survey. More than 1,600 respondents answered questions ranging from views on mortality and the afterlife to what they want to have happen to their bodies after death, revealing that millennials and baby boomers are twice as likely as Gen X to donate their body to science, and women are more likely than men to be afraid of the afterlife.
A second national study by Planet Fitness found that, not only is the dad bod type on the rise, with 25.1 million adult men in America (21%) self-identifying as having a dad bod in 2018 versus 21.5 million adult men in America (18%) in 2017, but both men and women agree that it’s the ultimate badge of fatherhood and comes with a plethora of benefits, from increased confidence, happiness with physical appearance and even greater marital bliss.
Most Americans report feeling unhappy with how their body looks at times (79% vs. 21% never, I am always satisfied with how my body looks), with dissatisfaction most prevalent when looking in the mirror (37%), when at the beach in a bathing suit (32%), or when shopping for clothes (31%). However, one in five Americans would be willing to take performance-enhancing dietary supplements (21%, e.g., protein, creatine, vitamins and minerals, etc.) in order to attain their perfect/ideal body.