Men may go for unhealthy behaviors due to pressure to be more muscularA research has suggested that men face pressure to have muscular bodies and this may be one of the biggest reasons behind symptoms of eating disorders, pressure to use steroids, and an unhealthy preoccupation with lifting weights.

Tracy Tylka, author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University’s Marion campus, said men idolized muscular men in the media.

This is one reason why most men ‘succumb’ to these unrealistic expectations by abusing steroids.

The research was presented by Tylka at a symposium on August 10 in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.