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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Women's Health: Is Weight Overemphasized?

A recent article in the New York Daily News asks an important question: Should women focus less on weight and more on overall health? According to a recent poll, half were unhappy with their weight--even the 26 percent whose Body Mass Index (BMI) was normal. Despite the fact that most of the women polled reported not getting enough exercise and not eating enough fruits and vegetables, only one-third expressed concern about their physical condition.

Our own Juliet Rodman was quoted in the article. Here's what she had to say about exercise:
A lot of the lack of exercise has to do with the time factor. Commutes, families, and jobs are all reasons that women find not to exercise. And corporate America does not in many cases give support for being active, or make it easy for employees to do so.
Thankfully, things are looking up. More and more companies recognize the link between their employees' health and their bottom line. Even President Obama is on board!

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