50.8%

of women de­scribe them­selves as over­weight or obese

The Australian Women's Weekly - - Health -

Rais­ing chil­dren and build­ing ca­reers is squeez­ing the time women have to take care of them­selves, which makes man­ag­ing weight tricky. “It’s not only the phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, it’s what they’re eat­ing too,” Janet says. When women are time poor and work­ing, its hard to find healthy food. Food in work can­teens has been iden­ti­fied as a prob­lem and the serving sizes have grown enor­mously. “In some ru­ral ar­eas the cost of fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles is high and there’s lim­ited avail­abil­ity of fresh fish. We know that in those lo­ca­tions the rates of obe­sity are higher than their city coun­ter­parts.”

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