Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Romance Topics - Moms Tend to Add Pounds

anxiety, birth, children, food, health, kids, life, Living, stress, Marriage, Moms, Parents, Relationships

Article first published as Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit on Technorati.

Author: Bennie Hubbard "Romance Topics"
Published: April 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Study found that younger women who have children are more likely to have health problems, than women who don't have children at all. The study finds that younger women with children consume more saturated fat, sugary beverages and total calories.

Examining data from Project EAT (Eating and Activity in Teens and Young Adults), researchers from the University of Minnesota focused on the link between parental status, dietary intake, physical activity and body mass index (BMI) in 838 women and 682 men with an average age of 25.

While fathers were no heavier than their non-parenting peers, mothers had significantly higher BMIs, and both moms and dads exercised less frequently. But despite their greater intake of fat, sugar and calories, the young mothers also consumed as much fruit, dairy, whole grains and calcium as non-mothers, the study found.

Study author Jerica Berge said these mothers might be assuming more child-care duties than the dads, leading to the weight disparity. The aftereffects of pregnancy might also be a factor, she said.

"Maybe moms are taking on more responsibilities — including cooking the food for the kids, with these high-fat choices," said Berge, an assistant professor of family medicine and community health. "In parenting, there are conflicting demands and tradeoffs. It could [also] be they're too tired at the end of the day and might not want to go to the gym."
The study is published online April 11 in the journal Pediatrics.

Project EAT, a longitudinal population study, followed young participants through three age points between 1998 and 2009, as they progressed into young adulthood.
Participants who became parents between the second and third follow-ups and had a child aged 5 or younger formed the parent group in the study.

Height and weight were self-reported, while a food-frequency questionnaire was used to assess the typical intake of such foods as fruit, dark green and orange vegetables, milk products and sugar-sweetened beverages over the prior year.

Young adults were also asked how many hours in a usual week they spent doing activities ranging from jogging or rollerblading to biking, skiing, dancing or bowling.
The fact that young mothers also consumed a similar amount of healthy foods than non-mothers may suggest they are trying to be good role models for their children, Berge said, although their use of higher-fat foods may stem from having less time to cook.

"I do think the study makes some good points about the struggles of being a young parent and balancing work and family life, and finding the time to plan physical activity," said Jen Brennan, clinical nutrition manager at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "It's really easy to grab something unhealthy."
Health care professionals have many opportunities to intervene in this dynamic, Berge and Brennan said, because young children typically see pediatricians at least several times a year.

Public health campaigns can also encourage healthy lifestyles among parents to set the stage for their children, they said.
"They already have time to talk about dietary intake and physical activity. There might be an opportunity to throw in, 'how does this work from a family perspective?'" Berge noted.
"Obviously, we need more research before we go off and change everything," she added. "We're not out there to make parents feel guilty about it — it's more for us to step back and ask, how can we support them?"

Young women have to focus on staying healthy after giving birth and not allow stress and anxiety stop them from living a brighter healthier life. We all know children have lots of energy, learn to use it to your advantage, go running with your kids, jump rope, roller blade. It seems like a lot of the simple things that can keep you healthier are some of the things that can benefit you and your child. Be creative and have fun most of all.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Romance Topics - Women are More Likely Than Men to Have Romantic Regrets

Broken hearted, Love, Marriage, Relationship, Romance

Article first published as Women are More Likely Than Men to Have Romantic Regrets on Technorati.

Author: Bennie Hubbard "Romance Topics"
Published: March 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

According to a research survey conducted by Neal Roese, professor of marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business, Women are more likely than man to have regrets about their romantic life. In the field of romantic relationships, everyone seems to have made decisions they had come to regret, says Neal Roese.

In the survey, about 370 adults across the US, between the ages of 20 and 80 years old, were asked to tell what they felt was some of the biggest issues in their past they regretted. The survey which was conducted over the phone concluded that about 44 percent of women listed romance, however only 19 percent of the men mentioned it, Roese said in the study published in journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Much of the romantic regrets were about "the one that got away, a missed opportunity or someone you knew in college with whom it didn't quite work out," he said.

The second-most common regret centered on family issues, such as a desire to have been kinder to a loved one. Others regretted not attending college or not divorcing sooner, or choosing material items over a life's passion.
Roese said many of those who took part in the survey were eager to do so, and some even became tearful as they spoke.

This survey directly points out how women, are most effected by their past romance. Making them wish and wonder how they may have fixed the burned out flame “old romance”. Furthermore, it points out that we all have regrets whether it be romance or not attending college. I think the reason more women regret their past romance, is simply because of our society and the environment in which we live in.

Women are much more emotionally attached then men are, they care about finding the right person and if they fall short of this goal they will have regrets about it and long for it in the future, thinking they may have been better off with someone from a past relationship. When it comes to admitting regrets, romance happens to be the most common source of nagging anxiety, particularly among women, according to an American researcher.

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