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Oct 29, 2015 | EP100: Stressed Out? Use These 4 Daily Practices To Pull It Together


  • Below I've listed the top causes of stress in the US according to Statistic Brain (verification below). Look them over and see if they resonate... If they do, then today we're going to talk about 4 simple practices to help you get a handle on it so you can live your live with more energy, intensity, and clarity of consciousness. 
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  Top Causes of Stress in the U.S. Factors
  Job Pressure Co-Worker Tension, Bosses, Work Overload
  Money Loss of Job, Reduced Retirement, Medical Expenses
  Health Health Crisis, Terminal or Chronic Illness
  Relationships Divorce, Death of Spouse, Arguments with Friends, Loneliness
  Poor Nutrition Inadequate Nutrition, Caffeine, Processed Foods, Refined Sugars
  Media Overload Television, Radio, Internet, E-Mail, Social Networking
  Sleep Deprivation Inability to release adrenaline and other stress hormones
U.S Stress Statistics Data
Percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress 77 %
Regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress

73 %




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U.S Stress Statistics Data
Percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress 77 %
Regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress 73 %
Feel they are living with extreme stress 33 %
Feel their stress has increased over the past five years 48 %
Cited money and work as the leading cause of their stress 76 %
Reported lying awake at night due to stress 48 %
Stress Impact Statistics  
Percent who say stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional life 48 %
Employed adults who say they have difficulty managing work and family responsibilities. 31 %
Percent who cited jobs interfering with their family or personal time as a significant source of stress. 35 %
Perccent who said stress has caused them to fight with people close to them 54 %
Reported being alienated from a friend or family member because of stress 26 %
Annual costs to employers in stress related health care and missed work. $300 Billion
Percent who say they are "always" or "often" under stress at work 30 %
People who cited physical symptoms experienced the following  
Fatigue 51 %
Headache 44 %
Upset stomach 34 %
Muscle tension 30 %
Change in appetite 23 %
Teeth grinding 17 %
Change in sex drive 15 %
Feeling dizzy 13 %
People who cited psychological symptoms experienced the following  
Irritability or anger 50 %
Feeling nervous 45 %
Lack of energy 45 %
Feeling as though you could cry 35 %

In psychology, stress is a feeling of strain and pressure. Small amounts of stress may be desired, beneficial, and even healthy. Positive stress helps improve athletic performance. It also plays a factor in motivation, adaptation, and reaction to the environment. Excessive amounts of stress, however, may lead to bodily harm. Stress can increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks, ulcers, and mental illnesses such as depression.

Statistic Verification
Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute, American Institute of Stress, NY
Research Date: October 19th, 2015