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We conclude that a minimum level of physical attractiveness is a necessity for both women and their mothers

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In the study, men with the most desirable personality profiles were rated more favourably than their counterparts only when they were also at least moderately attractive. Pixabay

While looking for a potential partner, women are likely to choose men who are physically attractive, no matter how respectful, friendly, ambitious or intelligent the others may be, a study has shown.

“This may signal that unattractiveness is less acceptable to women than to their mothers,” said Madeleine Fugere of the Eastern Connecticut State University in the US.

The findings revealed that mothers are not quite as picky though, and will choose a man who is only reasonably attractive for their daughters.

In the study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, mothers rated all men, even the least attractive ones, as potentially desirable partners for their daughters.

Daughters, on the other hand, were found to be more fussy than their parents. They prefer an attractive man, irrespective of his personality traits.

“It might also mean that women and their mothers may have different notions of what constitutes a minimally acceptable level of physical attractiveness, with mothers employing a less stringent standard than their daughters,” said Fugere.

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Further, though women and their parents always rate traits like respectfulness and friendliness as more important than physical attractiveness, yet they assume that the potential mates at least meet a minimally acceptable standard of physical attractiveness, the researchers said.

“However, when a range of attractiveness levels is presented, physical attractiveness takes priority over other characteristics,” Fugere explained.

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In the study, men with the most desirable personality profiles were rated more favourably than their counterparts only when they were also at least moderately attractive.

Even when unattractive men possessed the most desirable traits, the mothers and daughters did not view them as potential dating material, the researchers said.

“We conclude that a minimum level of physical attractiveness is a necessity for both women and their mothers,” Fugere stated. (Bollywood Country)

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Light Physical Activity May Lower CVD Risk in Women: Study

Most people do not think of folding clothes or walking to the mailbox as physical activity of any kind

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Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health. Pixabay

While strolling or running are beneficial for heart health, light physical activity, such as gardening and folding clothes, may also lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in older women, say researchers.

The study showed that such activities might be enough to significantly reduce stroke or heart failure by up to 22 per cent and the risk of heart attack or coronary death by as much as 42 per cent.

The association was strong across all racial and ethnic groups, noted the study published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

“The higher the amount of activity, the lower the risk,” said co-author Andrea LaCroix, Researcher at the University of California, San Diego.

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Walk your way to good health.

“And the risk reduction showed regardless of the women’s overall health status, functional ability or even age. In other words, the association with light physical activity was apparent regardless of these other factors,” LaCroix added.

For the study, researchers studied nearly 6,000 women aged 63 to 97. They were made to wear a device which measured their movement 24 hours a day for seven consecutive days. The device was also calibrated by age to distinguish between light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

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Most people do not think of folding clothes or walking to the mailbox as physical activity of any kind, the researchers said.

“This study suggests that for older women, any and all movement counts towards better cardiovascular health,” said David Goff, Director at National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the US. (IANS)