Thursday, May 29, 2008

Are You Worried About Getting Cancer?

Woman weighing herselfMost women aren't worried, according to the latest nationwide survey of more than 3,000 women conducted by Meredith Corporation and NBC Universal.

The survey, titled "What Do Women Want?" says 56% of U.S. women are more concerned about their physical appearance and weight than serious diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

And even though most women obsess about their diet and weight, only a small percentage of women said they feel they are the ideal weight.

Most women don’t want to work too hard to achieve a healthy lifestyle, opting for simple solutions like drinking more water or eating more fruits and vegetables over the more disciplined approaches like exercising regularly, counting calories, and using portion control.

Top 10 Health Concerns

1. Diet/weight control (56%)
2. Eating well/nutrition (36%)
3. Allergies (27%)
4. Aging process (26%)
5. Mental health (25%)
6. Arthritis (24%)
7. Cancer (23%)
8. Cardiovascular/heart health (20%)
9. Diabetes (18%)
10. Menopause (18%)

Read the complete nationwide survey here.

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1 comment:

Paul Eilers said...

This is such a good post. Only three percent of Americans live a healthy lifestyle. I see women smoke in order to stay thin, not worrying about whether they might get lung cancer.

Your post also says, "Most women don’t want to work too hard to achieve a healthy lifestyle, opting for simple solutions..." I see women will go to the hairdresser to look good, buy clothes to make them look thinner, and take weight loss pills that don't work. Most women will do anything to avoid having to exercise and eat right.

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