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Stress in ruining my life!

STRESS in running my life! Who's stressed in America and how they're dealing with it. According to the most recent Stress in America survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), Americans are Stressed! Shocking, right? Well, HEALTHEME dug a little deeper to uncover surprising reasons why and explore potential solutions. We used our own internal data, the APA report, and other sources. Enjoy! Who's Stressed? PIA1 out of Americans report an increase in their stress levels in 2011. What's causing this stress? Top 5 causes 24 75% 70% Work 67% 58% Relationships 57% Family Responsibilities Money Economy Over the past 5 years ig 5 in 10 Compared to women surveyed say their stress has increased. 4 in 10 PPPPP men. Married women are 50% more likely than single women report being highly stressed. Having to do housework is associated with higher levels of stress in working women. Mens' stress hormones drop when they see their wives do housework. Surprisingly Stressful Jobs TAXI Event Public Photojournalists Taxi drivers coordinators relations executives 6 of the top 10 least stressful jobs Americans making under $48k/year are 6 times more likely to be stressed than their better paid friends. are in healthcare. What's this Stress Doing To Us? 83% 39% uMA believe that stress strongly affects their health. report eating unhealthy foods to cope with stress. Americans report weighing Chocolate sales 200 20 pounds more in 2011 that they did 10 years ago. were up 9.2% this year. Everyday stress can cause metabolic changes that lead to obesity. Adult Obesity in the USA. Percentage of Overweight and Obese Adults, by State. 20%-24% 25%-29% 230% 9 of the top 10 most obese states are in the South. WA MT OR ND NH ME MN VT ID SD WI NY г МА WY MI RI NV NE IOWA PA CT UTAH IL IN OH NJ CO CA DE There are more health clubs located in the KS MO WW VA KY MD DC AZ NM OK TN NC AR SC Southeast than AL MS GA any other region. TX ALA ALASKA HAWAII How are we coping? #1 reason for not making STRESS T healthy behavior changes: ↑ Emotions are getting in the way of making better choices (% of respondents by region). 62% 28% of Southerners cope with stress by thinking positively. 20% 21% 17% South Midwest East West Healthy Ways to Manage Stress Un-Healthy Ways to Manage Stress Exercise Caffeine Take Omega 3's Alcohol Positive self-talk Smoking Meditation Watching television Yoga Eating More than half of HEALTHEME users report feeling less stressed from getting tailored text messages. Top reasons people use HEALTHEME Weight loss Stress Management Binge Eating Control Most popular health signals that people monitor with HEALTHEME trackers: (% responders) 70% Sleep 72% 68% 36% Stress Mood Blood Pressure Sources APA, Our User Data, National Market Data, State Health Facts American Psychological Association Stress in America Report Career Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Journal of Family Psychology Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Market Research Report 2011 HEALTH e ME

Stress in ruining my life!

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Every year the American Psychological Association releases its “Stress in America” survey and this year it revealed that Americans are stressed. No shock, right? HEALTHeME used this APA report, a...




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