Tuesday, April 22, 2008

So What's Wrong With Being Drunk and Confused?

This one will no doubt have the women in Australia howling. Assuming they're not too sloshed to voice dissent.

Aussie women drunk and confused
MOST Australian women drink too much and feel bad about their weight, with some so troubled they avoid mirrors, a survey has found.

They are stressed, confused about diet and don't exercise enough, an Australian Women's Weekly survey of 15,000 women has found.

"The worrying evidence is that women are putting their health at risk," says Deborah Thomas, the magazine's editorial director.

Only one in six women were happy with their weight, the survey found.

One in five had such a poor body image they avoided mirrors and 45 per cent would have cosmetic surgery if they could afford it.

More than a quarter of the women were confused about what constituted a healthy diet, and 26 per cent failed to eat vegetables every day.

Women weren't getting enough exercise - only 45 per cent exercised for 30 minutes or more at least three times a week.

Daily drinking, mostly to ease stress or unwind, has declined among women - 16 per cent now drink every day, down from 19 per cent in 1980.

But binge drinking appeared to be rife, with a third drinking too much and one in five women admitting she had been told she had a drinking problem.

Few of the women smoked, just 18 per cent, but most were happy to continue, partly to help with stress.
Sounds like they're a mess.

Maybe they ought to consider moving to Brazil.

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