Are you hitting the skies this summer to some fun, far-off destination? In this week’s edition, we’ll tell you the germiest places to avoid at the airport. We’ll also learn how getting a promotion at work can lower your risk for heart disease and just why it is that women look in the mirror so much throughout the day. Have a look!
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Week in Health.
Are you hitting the skies this summer to some fun, far-off destination? In this week’s edition, we’ll tell you the germiest places to avoid at the airport. We’ll also learn how getting a promotion at work can lower your risk for heart disease and just why it is that women look in the mirror so much throughout the day. Have a look.
Coverall, a company specializing in commercial cleaning, and microbiologists analyzed data to pinpoint the top five germiest places in airports. Turns out most of them are on the airplane itself because cleaning crews have little time to properly clean between flights.
The onboard bathroom, in-flight magazines, pillows and blankets on the plane as well as water fountains and the security line on the ground were the germiest places.
Experts recommend using hand sanitizer, keeping hands away from the face, and carrying a packet of disinfectant wipes to clean surfaces before use as ways to combat airport grime.
Researchers from the University College London and the University of California found that being successful at your job is actually good for your heart.
Researchers analyzed employment histories of 5,000 people over a 15-year period and discovered that those with double the promotion rate had a 20 percent lower chance of being diagnosed with heart disease in the future, compared to employees stuck in dead-end jobs.
Researchers say that promotion is one mechanism of upward social mobility and upward social mobility is good for health.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall … if I check my appearance eight times a day, am I the most vain or narcissistic of them all? Turns out I’d be like most women, who sneak a peek in the mirror on average eight times a day and it’s not for reasons you might think.
In a recent study, a UK-based company named Simple Skincare surveyed 2,000 British women about their daily mirror-using habits and found one in ten girls touch up their make-up at least three times a day while one in five re-do their hair more than four times every day. Fifty percent of women reported that they wouldn’t leave their homes without some sort of mirror, and 10 percent of participants said that they use their compacts at least 10 times a day.
There is so much more attention directed at how women look compared with how men look, and women are more likely to be self-conscious than vain if they’re constantly looking in the mirror. Many women are always on the go and want to look their best so giving themselves a quick glimpse when they get the chance is only natural.
That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Week in Health. Join me here at EmpowHER every Friday as we recap the latest in women’s health.