It influences men and women differently.
Women under 60 have a much lower
rate of obesity than men: 31 per cent
compared to 52 per cent.
A decade ago, women with a low
personal income were more likely to be
obese than high-income earners. The
opposite is true for men: those aged 35
to 54 with lower personal income levels
are less likely to be obese than men with
The number of children
the average Alberta woman
had in 2011, compared to
1.91 in 2007
Alternating flat supportive shoes with
your heels and stretching your calves and
feet daily can help prevent the shortened
tendons, osteoarthritis in the knees,
chronic low back pain, nerve damage,
bunions and hammertoes that can result
from wearing heels, recommends the
American Osteopathic Association.
The amount of exercise a week women
can do to maintain their cardiovascular,
muscle and bone health. Activity
also boosts mental health and social
Keep on moving
When women are active 300 minutes a
week, they can help reduce their risk of
breast, colon and endometrial cancers.
Being active also benefits men: Alberta-based research shows that when they
continue to exercise after their colon
cancer treatment has ended, they have a
better chance of surviving the disease.
THE HEIGHT OF HEELS YOU
CAN WEAR TO PREVENT