When people are under chronic stress, they tend to smoke, drink, use drugs and overeat to help cope with stress.
PRESIDENT OBAMA has started an ambitious global health initiative that will deliver urgently needed medicine and preventative care to hundreds of millions of people in poor countries. Included in the plan are efforts to devote resources to “neglected tropical diseases,” afflictions like hookworm infections, river blindness and elephantiasis that many think have gone the way of smallpox, but which still make up the most common ailments among the world’s bottom billion.
On the East Coast, being fit is becoming the latest trend. (Thanks to the uncanny power of the internet) The average consumer is now more aware of the effects fast careless living. Well… day 1 on the West Coast has taught me that they (L.A. in particular) are way ahead of us. There is a beautiful balance here. For every In and Out Burger or Carl Jr. there is a local café that serves fresh healthful food.
A study done by The Obesity Research Center found that approximately 50% of adult African American women are considered obese by prevailing standards. Moreover, this prevalence appears to be increasing. Obesity has an important influence on the development of a variety of morbidities among African American women. The effect of obesity on longevity among African American women is less clear. The reasons for the very high prevalence of obesity among African American women are unknown. Data supporting various putative genetic, physiological, and psychosocial influences are discussed.
The above statement made me think about some of the other posts on our Alumni sites. Aside from the obvious health risk, is this part of the reason why women have such a hard time finding a good man?
Are the successful independent women having a girls night out at their favorite restaurant while the “good men” are at the 24 hour gym?
Does the stress of being a career-oriented woman and/or single mother make women physically less attractive to her male counterparts?
What are your thoughts?