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Women Are More Into Natural Lifestyles

Aug 17, 2007
Many wonder why there are more women shopping in any given natural foods store at a certain moment than there are men. Some questions that are asked are whether or not this is due to the shop being a natural foods store or whether it is an indication that women are still doing the majority of the grocery shopping. While both positions can certainly be argued, most women will tell you that not only do they do more of the grocery shopping, but also that they are much more concerned about healthy lifestyles than the men they know are. In the 1980s, having a healthy lifestyle meant doing aerobics; in the 21st century it means doing yoga and eating organic foods.

Women are so concerned with this type of a healthy lifestyle because they read much more about health and fitness than men do. Of course, these are generalizations and there are plenty of exceptions to the rules, but in general, as can be predicted by counting the number of women's health and fitness magazines and the corresponding number of men's health and fitness magazines, more women are reading about this topic than men are. Of course, in today's day and age, just as many people are reading online as are reading in magazines (perhaps even more) but many websites for health and fitness are more geared toward female readers.

Most mothers consider taking care of their families in a healthy way a very high priority. In order to do this, they want to be informed about what all those things that are now being added to the majority of mainstream prepared foods (namely hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup). In order to choose the best foods for our own body and for the people around us, one must be able to analyze the ingredients on the back of the box. One way to do this is to go through the regular supermarket reading the lists of ingredients on every jar and box that you might purchase. Perhaps an easier solution is to shop at a natural foods store, where they don't sell foods that have hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup in them. More and more women are turning to this alternative because although the food in such shops is more expensive than mainstream food stores, it can not be denied that obesity and diabetes are becoming frighteningly common in the US.

It seems that more women than men are concerned about this fact and looking to find ways to fight it. Of course, eating organic foods is not the only answer, other lifestyle factors have to be addressed too, namely exercise and one's general activity level (i.e. do you spend your evenings in front of the television or in the garden?). All of these factors have women hopping to attention and trying to find solutions through organic food stores, yoga and maybe even a little meditation.
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