February 12, 2014
Home, family, and work responsibilities prevent many women from focusing on personal health goals and enrichment. But, how does a clean, organized home environment impact stress levels and affect physical and mental well-being? Now you can weigh in on the topic via a new survey by Maid Brigade that explores that and more. It’s all a part of the Maid Brigade’s consumer health advocacy efforts, aimed at improving the health and well-being of women and led by consumer health advocate, Marie Stegner.
The survey takes about five minutes to complete and you can access it at www.maidbrigade.com/2014survey. All participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $250 house cleaning from Maid Brigade (or cash equivalent), plus a Godiva gift certificate ($50 value), and a $100 spa gift certificate. Survey results will be available in late spring on the Maid Brigade website and Facebook page.
Some more interesting information about women, wellness, and stress:
- Women have a lot of guilt associated with not feeling like they can juggle it all and homekeeping often takes a back seat.
- A previous Maid Brigade survey revealed that more than 78 percent of women feel they work a “second shift” when it comes to their daily life responsibilities. According to the American Psychological Association, almost half of all women (49 percent) they surveyed said their stress has increased over the past five years.
- In a 2013 study by the Pew Research Center, “breadwinner moms” are the sole or primary provider in 40 percent of households with children under the age of 18 in the United States. This compares to just 11 percent in 1960.
- Of those “breadwinner moms,” 5.1 million (37 percent) are married mothers who have a higher income than their husbands and 8.6 million (63 percent) are single mothers.
Food for thought no doubt.