What Makes A Woman Happy?
What makes a woman happy? According to new data published in “USA Today,” the key to happiness , at least for women 45 to 55, appears to be career fulfillment, a loving family, supportive friends and a healthy income The newspaper asked Healthways, a well-being improvement firm that partnered with the Gallup poll, to pinpoint what contributes to contentment for women in this age group, America’s largest demographic.
Among their findings:
•Work matters The happiest of these boomer women tend to be work-oriented and successful at their careers with family incomes of $120,000 and above. Money is not a top priority but they concede it is important
•A majority of these contented women are white. And they are California girls, living away from big cities, involved in their communities, and often, a short distance from their work.
•Their marriages are “good” and they are happy with their family lives. Their kids may have already left home and they are not yet caregivers for their older parents or relatives.
•Exercise is important to them. They average 30 minutes of exercise six days a week.
•They are healthy eaters, too. And, unlike many women, they are not overweight or are concerned with dieting.