In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Week In Health" Bailey Mosier reminds us that Feburary is National Heart Month, we also learn the difference between being committed to your relationship and being committed to making your relationship work, and finally find out why some people believe that sugar should be treated as a controlled substance much like alcohol or tobacco.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Week in Health.
February 3rd is National Wear Red Day as part of National Heart Month. In this week’s edition we encourage you to wear red and spread awareness about heart disease among women. We’ll also learn the difference between being committed to your relationship and being committed to making your relationship work. And we’ll find out why some researchers say sugar needs to be a controlled substance much like we treat alcohol and tobacco. Have a look.
February is National Heart Month and is dedicated to increasing awareness about heart disease among women and helping women take steps to reduce their own personal risk of developing heart disease.
As part of that commitment, women are encouraged to wear red February 3rd and Macys stores have gone so far as to offer an extra 20 percent discount to shoppers wearing red Feb. 2-6. So go red for women this month and make a commitment to fighting heart disease in women.
Speaking of commitments… researchers from the Relationship Institute at UCLA found that couples who are committed to making a relationship work are far more likely to make their marriages last.
UCLA researchers analyzed 172 married couples over the first 11 years of marriage and found that the couples in which both people were willing to make sacrifices for the sake of the marriage were significantly more likely to have lasting and happy marriages as opposed to couples who simply enjoy their relationships while things are running smoothly.
Researchers aren’t saying it’s easy, but if you want your relationship to work, you’re not always going to get your way. You will often have to make sacrifices and place your union as a higher priority than winning the smaller battles.
Worldwide consumption of sugar has tripled during the past 50 years and is viewed as a key cause of the obesity epidemic.
Researchers warn that sugar contributes to 35 million deaths annually worldwide from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In the U.S., 75 percent of health care dollars are spent treating these diseases and their associated disabilities.
Researchers purport that many of the interventions that have reduced alcohol and tobacco consumption can be models for addressing the sugar problem, such as levying special sales taxes, controlling access, and tightening licensing requirements on vending machines and snack bars that sell high sugar products in schools and workplaces.
It’s not prohibition all over again, but the California researchers do want to make consuming sugar significantly less convenient.
That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Week in Health. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every Friday for the latest in women’s health.