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More than 38% of US moms work full-time, says Global Moms Health Survey

We have always been super passionate about the health of moms at The Healthy Mommy and we love to support our moms to be as healthy as they can be.

As part of this commitment to moms health and World Healthy Mummy month, we surveyed over 5,000 mums in The Healthy Mommy global community as part of the first ever Global Moms Health Survey.

We asked moms about a range of topics including their family circumstances, lifestyle, physical and mental health along with their health goals and barriers to healthy living.

Watch Rhian Allen Founder of the Healthy Mummy talk about World Healthy Mummy Month and the results from the survey.

Read some more of the results below.

US moms are twice as likely to be working full-time

We surveyed our global community of moms to find out what their biggest struggles are when it comes to juggling their health and well being with their families.

The moms in our community are a diverse group that includes stay at home moms (30.3%), full time working moms (26%), part time working moms (25.2%), new moms on maternity leave (8.1%), moms who have their own business (2.7%) and moms who work from home (2.5%).

Thinking globally it was interesting to see that moms in the US (38%) are twice as likely to work full time as moms in Australia (19.2%) with 24.9% of British moms surveyed working full time.

Despite this diversity all these moms have one major thing in common they all love their family and want the best for them which means being the best they can be. Which is why we wanted to find out just what they all struggle with when it comes to their health.

Highlights of the survey results:

  • Less than 1/3 of moms say that they feel healthy
  • Less than 17% of UK moms love their body
  • Over 30% of moms get 5 hours or less sleep each night on average
  • Almost half of moms experience a significant amount of stress
  • 80% of moms think that healthy eating can be expensive
  • Less than 20% of all moms said they had energy to exercise
  • The main barriers to losing weight are lack of motivation and lack of time
  • Over 50% of moms said their partner didn’t support them fully in living a healthy life
  • 32% of moms said the area they needed most help in was will power
  • Less than 15% of moms said they loved their body
  • Body-love is higher in the US than the UK and Australia
  • 95% of moms feel the media puts pressure on moms to lose weight
  • 97% of moms feel good about seeing a range of moms with different body shapes in the media

The Healthy Mommy’s founder Rhian Allen said, “Moms are the gatekeepers to the family and the key person of influence for the health and longevity of her family. When mothers set a positive health example, it can have a significant roll on effect across her family and community. Our mission at The Healthy Mommy is to help moms all over the world to lead a healthier life by supporting and helping them make health a priority and set positive examples for generations to come.”

What are US moms goals?

When it comes to weight loss almost half of moms in the US have a goal of losing 30lbs or more with 1 in 10 hoping to lose more than 60lbs.

What’s stopping moms from losing the weight?

Whether their goal is 30lbs or 60lbs the moms we surveyed said that a lack of motivation (25%) and a lack of time (22%) were the two biggest things preventing them from reaching their weight loss goals.

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