While in boom-times success was measured by how much money you had; now it is measured by how fit and well you are. People who are in good physical and mental health are seen to be successful in the eyes of others. This is a significant attitudinal shift in our society and has implications for how people are thinking about and managing their physical and mental health.
This attitudinal shift is particularly acute for moms who feel responsible for their own health and for that of the rest of the family. The pressure of ensuring the whole family is physically and mentally healthy is a burden that is weighing heavily on moms.