A recent study led by the Mayo Clinic, and life insurer, Aviva USA reported that 3 out of 4 women studied were somewhat, very or extremely stressed.
The researchers looked at the relationship between a woman’s financial situation, stress and overall health. About 82% of the women said they were uncomfortable with their financial situation, and 58% of the women reported weight gain in the last 10 years. The number jumped to 68% among extremely stressed women. However, nearly 4 out of 5 women considered themselves in good health. The study concluded that finances were the primary factor for stress among women aged 30 to 54.
Dr. Philip Hagen of the Mayo clinic said “People may not think of it this way, but we all make important decisions every day. Most of the women reported feeling healthy but they also reported significant rates of two important health risk factors – weight gain and stress that contribute to chronic health conditions and a poorer quality of life in the long run.” Hagen concluded that simple lifestyle changes, and taking small steps every day can help women lower their risk of health problems, which may enable them the opportunity to have a better, and healthier life…… TimeHealthland May 18, 2012