This was originally published on Off The Main Page on January 10, 2017.
Being overweight is unhealthy, but a new study says carrying a bit of weight on your backside might not be so bad. Researchers at the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital in the United Kingdom found that people carrying a bit of extra weight in the butt and thigh area have a lowered risk of diabetes.
Dr Michael Jensen, director of endocrine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. said:
“If you’re going to have fat, you’re definitely better off if you’ve got some fat in the lower body. If you look at people who have primarily the pear shape, they’re healthy in all the ways that this fat behaves. It’s not just fewer heart attacks or less diabetes, it’s all these ways we think about fat as an important organ for our health.”
The next time someone tells you that you have a big booty, just remember you’re smarter.
A new study found that the millennial generation is more likely to experience depression at work. About 40 percent of millennials say that their stress levels are increasing.
Many millennials are reporting physical symptoms at work (i.e. headaches, stomach aches, etc).
Some millennials may be able to blame "hovercraft parenting" for this:
"Many millennials had “helicopter parents” who hovered close by, protecting them from normal bumps in the road. Now, they lack basic conflict resolution skills that they never had a chance to learn during their childhood and teen years. Many were also pushed to be high achievers in school at the expense of emotional development. This causes them to overreact to natural stressors that previous generations dealt with more effectively."
Using your childhood as an excuse doesn't always work, but in this case it might. Overprotecting your children makes them unable to handle their own problems.
Mental illness can sap your energy and drive. It's something we fight everyday. Hopefully, our struggles will lead toward acceptance of mental health problems. We have to keep fighting the stigma and rip away the veil of "taboo" from the subject.