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From Leigh Raphael

I asked three questions about exercising to freshman women at Bryn Mawr and 33 people responded. I asked the Freshman Fifteen question first, the body image question second and the question about the gym as my third question. My results showed that to the 33 people who responded, body image is important at some level to them. Even when everyone marked off that body image is important to them, the majority of people never go to the gym. 13 people (the majority) do not go to the gym at all. It is also interesting how to the 7 people who marked off that the Freshman Fifteen is not a concern, they still marked off that body image is important to them at some level. It seems that the underlying image is that body image is important. I guess if I were to do another survey I would then ask how they deal with their body image.

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