Healthy Living Monthly Theme April 2021

Four Quick Stress Facts You Need to Know

Stress! We all know the feeling. While it manifests itself in different ways – headaches, stomach aches, exhaustion, or overall tension – we have all felt it in one way or another.

Here are some fast facts that YOU need to know about stress.

Stress can be good – Sometimes
A little bit of stress can motivate you to get that assignment done or perform when you need to most. It may even be life-saving in some situations. However, stress should never be debilitating.

Stress is sickening, literally
When you’re under stress, you are more susceptible to a variety of ailments ranging from headaches to insomnia to high blood pressure and heart disease. Learning to manage your stress is crucial not only to your happiness but also to your health.

Are you stressed? Here’s why.
The five main causes of stress include:

  • Financial problems
  • Work
  • Personal relationships
  • Parenting
  • Daily life and business

US States with highest and lowest stress levels
Did you know that different states rank in at having different stress levels? The states with the highest levels of stress include:

  • Louisiana
  • New Mexico
  • West Virginia

And, a drum roll – the states with the lowest stress include:

  • Minnesota
  • Utah
  • Massachusetts

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