A stressed- out nation
More than half of Americans, 55 percent, said they feel stressed during their everyday life, according to a Healthy World Report released by TeleVox entitled "A Stressed Nation: Americans Search for a Healthy Balance."
Without successful management of stress, Americans face a variety of negative side effects. According to "A Stressed Nation," 52 percent of Americans reported that stress is negatively impacting their health. And an even higher number, 65 percent, of healthcare providers said that stress is negatively impacting their patients' lives.
Eighty-eight percent of doctors said they would recommend exercise as a tool to combat stress. This needs to be communicated more from doctor to patient, however, because according to "A Stressed Nation," only 58 percent of Americans said their doctor has suggested exercise as a way to control their stress level.
• All Work, No Play: 55 percent of Americans reported stress during their everyday life, while 64 percent of Americans are stressed during a typical workday.
• Communication Is Key: Two-thirds (66 percent) of providers said that emails, text messages, or phone calls with personalized tips from doctors between visits would help patients better manage their overall health, including their stress level.
• Negative Effects: More than half of Americans (52 percent) and nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of providers said that stress is negatively affecting Americans' health.
• More Active, Less Stressed: 88 percent of doctors said they would recommend exercise as a tool to combat stress, while just 58 percent of Americans said their doctor has suggested exercise as a way to control their stress