Americans Are Stressed Out

One-third of Americans suffer from extreme stress which drives them to overeat, drink, and smoke. Despite the privelidge of living a very luxurious life in comparison with the rest of the world, Americans complained of low salaries, too much work, and a lack of opportunity. Many admitted to having difficulty dealing with stress which leads them to unhealthy habits such as excessive drinking and smoking, loss of sleep, and a massive intake of junk food.

Short term stress may have the ability to be a motivating factor; however, chronic stress causes high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. Many people surveyed indicated that exercise, socializing, and prayer helped the most in relieving their stress.

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN2430362020071024

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