TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - High earning women may be feeling some
pain, eating out could harm your health, and Vancouverites have fewer
health complaints. These findings are from the 2012 How Healthy Are You
Survey released November 8th.
Conducted by the Executive Health Centre for Maclean's, the survey
results are based on responses from 5,000 Maclean's readers who
answered 100 questions about 100 symptoms. What do the findings tell
us? Dr. Elaine Chin, the survey mastermind, is the one to go to for
answers. Contact Elaine.
Women who make high incomes (>$150K) are less healthy than women who
earn less. Stress related issues such as weight gain due to food cravings,
musculoskeletal and menopausal issues top the symptom list. The average
age of the high earners is 47 - the time when perimenopausal symptoms,
such as irregular menstrual cycles and insomnia (due to hot flashes and
sweats), kick in. "Stubborn symptoms can affect performance but it
doesn't have to be this way," says Dr. Chin. "Rather, women can prevent
health problems before their peak earning years so they can crash
through that glass ceiling in peak health."
Eating out every day can harm you. The more you eat out, the more unhealthy symptoms show up. Canadians
are getting fatter and this may be due to moving less and eating out
more. Generally, 'grab and go' foods have more calories, fat and salt -
all contributing to poor diets and increasing the risk for diabetes.
Every 20 minutes a Canadian is diagnosed as being diabetic. Share the
awareness: World Diabetes Day is November 14th.
Canadians who live in Vancouver and Montreal were the healthiest
surveyed. Canadians living in Regina and Edmonton reported the most health
complaints. Toronto urbanites were in the middle range of symptoms
reported (in fifth place behind Vancouver, Montreal, Winnipeg and
Urbanites may have it over suburbanites when it comes to less health
problems. People who answered the survey from suburban Toronto displayed more
health complaints than their urban counterparts. Body Mass Index
measurements also showed suburbanites may carry more weight than those
living in the city.
To make sense of it all, ask Dr. Elaine Chin. Her conclusions from this
year's survey are ones your audience needs to hear.
About the Executive Health Centre and Dr. Elaine Chin
The Executive Health Centre is a leading preventative health clinic with a goal to help everyone
prevent disease and experience peak health. Elaine Chin, MD, MBA, is a
noted personalized health expert and south after media contributor
(e.g., Maclean's, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, and Citytv). The How Healthy Are You survey series is conducted by the Executive Health Centre using the
Symptom Profiler developed by Dr. Chin. More than 40,000 people have
responded over the past five surveys. This year's results will be
featured in the November 8th Maclean's.
SOURCE: Executive Health Centre
For further information:
Louise Carter 416 222-5880 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Elaine Chin Elaine.email@example.com