NEWS RELEASE-- Regardless of what causes you to “stress out,” how often you feel stressed and how you handle it can help – or hurt – your health. That’s why Sharecare, the online health and wellness community founded by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz where people engage with top health experts and personalized resources, factors how well we manage stress into determining the Youngest & Oldest Cities in America. Based on results from a sample of 250,000 RealAge® Test respondents, Sharecare today revealed the Top 10 Most Stressed-Out Cities.
“High levels of continuous stress can raise your blood pressure, harm your immune system and increase your risk of heart attack and stroke,” said Dr. Keith Roach, chief medical officer of Sharecare and co-creator of its RealAge® Test. “It’s also important to keep in mind that moderate stress isn’t a bad thing, as our performance levels are higher with a little bit of stress than with no stress at all.”
According to scientific data built into the RealAge® Test, effectively managing stress can add 2.4 years to your life if you’re male, and more than a year if you’re female. To better manage stress, Sharecare experts recommend regular exercise, a good night’s sleep, meditating, breathing exercises and aromatherapy.