Stress Facts

LIFE IS STRESS!

Stress is a normal aspect of life, but it can have a profound impact on the quality of our health and performance!

Americans are among the most stressed-out populations in the world, 20% higher than the world average of 35%. (Gallup, 2019. Global Emotions Report)

73 % of parents report family responsibilities as a significant source of stress. (American Psychological Association, 2019. Stress in America: Stress and Current Events. Stress in America™ Survey)

86 % of tweens and teens report their parent’s stress affects them. (American Psychological Association, 2019. Stress in America: Stress and Current Events. Stress in America™ Survey)

83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress. (Everest College,2013. Work Stress Survey)

Stress is the largest factor affecting college student’s academic performance. (American College Health Association, 2018.National College of Health Assessment)

The most reported impacts of stress among Gen Z adults include disrupted sleep patterns (31%), eating more unhealthy foods than usual (28%) or weight changes (28%). (American Psychological Association, 2020. Stress in America: A National Mental Health Crisis. Stress in America™ Survey)

More than half of all adults report they were very restless (53%) or they felt so tired they just sat around and did nothing (52%) in the past two weeks. (American Psychological Association, 2020. Stress in America: A National Mental Health Crisis. Stress in America™ Survey)

Stress results in “accidents, absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, and direct medical, legal, and insurance costs” that cost the United States $300 billion every year. (American Psychological Association, 2017)

Stress in America

2020 Stress in America™ survey report:

Nearly 8 in 10 adults (78%) say the coronavirus pandemic is a significant source of stress in their life.

More than 6 in 10 adults (63%) say the economy a significant source of stress.

More than 3 in 4 adults (77%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress.

Gen Z adults (ages 18-23) in college (87%) report their education is a significant source of stress.

Gen Z adults report experiencing common symptoms of depression, with more than 7 in 10 noting that in the past two weeks they felt so tired they sat around and did nothing (75%), felt very restless (74%), found it hard to think properly or concentrate (73%), felt lonely (73%) or felt miserable or unhappy (71%).

The most commonly reported impacts among Gen Z adults include disrupted sleep patterns (31%), eating more unhealthy foods than usual (28%) or weight changes (28%).

More than half of all adults report they were very restless (53%) or they felt so tired they just sat around and did nothing (52%) in the past two weeks.

7 in 10 parents (70%) say family responsibilities are a significant source of stress in their life.

  • 86 % of tweens and teens report their parent’s stress affects them. (American Psychological Association, 2019. Stress in America: Stress and Current Events. Stress in America™ Survey)
  • 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress. (Everest College,2013. Work Stress Survey)
  • The most reported impacts of stress among Gen Z adults include disrupted sleep patterns (31%), eating more unhealthy foods than usual (28%) or weight changes (28%). (American Psychological Association, 2020. Stress in America: A National Mental Health Crisis. Stress in America™ Survey)
  • More than half of all adults report they were very restless (53%) or they felt so tired they just sat around and did nothing (52%) in the past two weeks. (American Psychological Association, 2020. Stress in America: A National Mental Health Crisis. Stress in America™ Survey)

Recovery periods in stress management

The implementation of quality recovery periods before, after, and between the performance of our activities during the day is one of the most important stress management principle to control our stress levels!

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