Besides the fact that women are half of the population, the conditions concerning women are becoming more and more prevalent in the entire population. Take infertility, for example. Women have been struggling with the realities of the rise in infertility for years—many turning to wellness to optimise their health in order to get pregnant or to heal the mental scars and re-establish their identity when they realise it won’t be an option for them. But recently, a study came out that showed male sperm count in developed countries has dropped by 50 percent in the last 40 years. Experts suspect this plummet has everything to do with the rise in obesity, chronic disease, and toxins in our environment.
So why should you care about women’s health issues? Because women’s health issues are global health issues, environmental health issues, children’s health issues, and yes—men’s health issues, too. You should care about women’s health because chronic disease like anxiety, thyroid dysfunction, STDs and PCOD are on the rise in a major way for everyone, and there are more cases of autoimmune disease now than ever.
More than 40 percent of women rank stress and anxiety as a negative influence on their personal health, according to a new report.
When ranking specific wellness challenges, respondents cited managing an illness or disease, and “stressing about my life” as the top challenges, while mental health and feelings of low self-esteem ranked at the bottom of the list.
When asked which factors are currently affecting their personal wellness, respondents cited weight, body mass index, waist size (51 percent), and stress and anxiety (50 percent) at the top of the list
Fears about cancer and finances also trigger our stress and anxiety.
Because women make 80 percent of health and healthcare decisions in the home, when women aren’t healthy, it can backfire on the whole family.
“It’s second nature for women to put everyone else ahead of us, but when we do that, our own health suffers. We can’t be our best selves if we are tired, cranky, and miserable. Self-care is our responsibility and our right as human beings,”
Women feel more secure having a “rocking bank account” than a “rocking body,” and are more likely to stress out over choosing to take time to calm themselves.
The Things That Threaten What Women Most Value for Their Wellness Goals
The number one wellness influence revealed in our survey when women answered the question “What matters most to your overall wellness goals?” was financial security. That was followed by, in order of importance: health, feeling supported, confidence, ability to feel energised and passionate, and optimism and balance.
Sleep and Wellness
The Downfalls of Deprivation
When it comes to sleep, 81 percent of us aren’t getting good sleep.
“Too little sleep and lack of energy” (in the last 12 months) ranked as the most prevalent wellness setback among respondents. On the other end of the spectrum, respondents did not feel that being single or “lacking partners with shared wellness goals” was negatively affecting their wellness
A Cry for Help From the “Stressed Generation”?
We know that stress is a blanket category affecting women’s wellness, but the survey indicated that millennial women feel stress and anxiety most acutely.
“Millennials are under intense pressure to get a job, pay back college loans, to do everything, and they are not prepared for it. It’s like they had everything laid out for them before they graduated from college, then suddenly it’s ‘Now you have to leave and be an adult.’”
Finances, Financial Security, and Money Matters
Financial Health Is Tied to Our Wellness
In prioritising values that affect wellness goals, the survey takers ranked financial security highest.
A rocking banking account is worth celebrating, as respondents let us know. But when dealing with financial lack, 26 percent of respondents reported that this negatively impacted personal wellness.
Work-Life Balance: Health, Family, Friends, and Me Time
How Does She Do It All? With Continuous Worrying
“Women feel guilty for not being home when they are at work and they feel guilty at home because they are not working.”
Body Image and BMI
When asked which factors are currently affecting their personal wellness, respondents cited weight, body mass index, waist size (51 percent), and stress and anxiety (50 percent) at the top of the list.
Family and Friends: Our Ultimate Wellness Allies
Almost half (46 percent) of the respondents indicated that on a daily basis they felt “loved, cherished, supported, or special to someone else.” The power of the shared experience has helped many of our survey respondents manage their wellness.
In conclusion, it is important that the attention is given to not just common disease but the factors affecting all aspects of health should also be addressed. I care about everyone out there but women needs this thing to be addressed and that’s why shared such an important and sensitive topic today on WOMENS DAY
At last, If any of you or anyone that you know is getting affected by the factors that can create a Health risk for them in any way, We are here to help you out.