Mums who go out to work are healthier AND slimmer than stay-at-home housewives, say researchers.This is consistent with what I have seen in California.
Women who shun careers to remain as "homemakers" have a much higher risk of obesity, doctors discovered.
By the age of 54 women who have been housewives for all or most of their lives are most likely to say their health is poor.
But women who have been wives, mothers and employees are much less likely to suffer ill health or be fatties.
The research showed that almost 40 per cent of long-term housewives are obese ? compared to just over 20 per cent of married mums who work.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Housewives get fat