Do you think about your weight regularly and even daily? In this week’s edition we’ll learn that you’re not alone. We’ll also find out if getting that tattoo is a good idea or something you’ll regret later. And half of all women in the United States literally can’t afford to get sick. Have a look!
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your HER Week in Health.
Do you think about your weight regularly and even daily? In this week’s edition we’ll learn that you’re not alone. We’ll also find out if getting that tattoo is a good idea or something you’ll regret later. And half of all women in the United States literally can’t afford to get sick. Have a look.
A new study from Travelodge in the UK found that seven in 10 women in Britain are so self-conscious about the way they look that they think about their weight three times a day, and 80 percent say they're depressed by their body's appearance.
A flabby stomach was the biggest concern for women, with 75 per cent admitting they are carrying an extra couple pounds of unwanted fat. Legs were their No. 2 concern, followed by their butts, arms and hips. So the next time you think about your weight, know that you’re not alone.
Research presented at the annual meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists found that nearly a third of people with tattoos regret getting one.
Researchers surveyed 580 people ages 16 to 40 and found that tattoos that were on the upper part of the body were the most likely to be regretted, that tattoo regret was more common in men than women and the demographic least likely to regret a tattoo was women who got their tattoo after age 21.
Researchers hope people will think about what effects getting a tattoo may have on their lives in the future and truly consider if it’s worth it or not.
In the United States, 48 percent of women feel like they literally can’t afford to get sick. This figure differs significantly from women in the U.K., where 91 percent are confident that could afford the costs associated with serious illness.
A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund found that roughly 18.7 million, or 20 percent, of women in the United States did not have access to health insurance in 2010. This amounts to 6 million more women without insurance than just ten years before.
This is specifically important to note, because the decision to seek medical help is tremendously influenced by whether someone has insurance. While only 32 percent of insured women put off seeking care because of cost-related issues, that percentage more than doubled among uninsured women.
That wraps up your HER Week in Health. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every Friday as we recap the latest in women’s health.
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At 31, I've learned to accept my body and weight. The one area I tend to worry more about is my muscle tone, not weight. When I take too much time off from working out I can feel the difference in my muscles.
It's sad to hear how much women still worry about their weight. If we can all learn to shift that to simply focus on being healthy, we can forget about thinking about our weight.
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I think women think about their weight every dayJuly 21, 2012 - 1:42pm