The raving thoughts of a misanthropic academic

April 22, 2011

The Inverse Relationship Between Parenting and Health

Screaming ChildI got married in the late summer of 2009 under the brilliant skies of an Indiana August. Despite being still relatively, newly married, one of the first questions that always seems to come up when my wife and I meet someone new (or not so new) is:

    A) Whether we have children;

    B) Whether we plan to have children in the near future.

My answers, are usually: A) No. and B) NO!

Thanks to the University of Minnesota, I now have a stronger argument for avoiding kids: they are harmful to the health of the mother.

In brief, according to the U of M's study:

New research...shows that mothers consume more calories and get less physical activity than women with no kids.


Mothers [also] had a higher body-mass index and didn’t eat as healthily as childless women, chugging more sugary drinks and eating more total calories and saturated fat.


The simple take away is that parenting may be hazardous to your health.

Don't believe the study? Ask your Mother and Father when they receive your tuition bill.

Note: Read the full story here.



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Still it depends on the parents whether they decide to have kids or not.


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