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Why NYC Women are the Nation’s Most Stressed?


Good Morning Everyone!

You hear it all the time, right ? Someone is stressed about their hair, or someone might be stressed about issues in their family, or one may even be stressed out because of stress itself.

Stress is definitely prevalent amongst all groups of people and the causes of it vary across the board, but did you know that NYC women were rated as being the most stressed nationwide? Let’s emphasize that a little, shall we? Let me repeat this portion of it – MOST STRESSED NATIONWIDE. That is major.

Ultimately, when we talk about stress, how do you define it any way? According to the dictionary here is what it means: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

So, what are the specific factors which have caused NYC women to become so stressed?

Northwell and Katz Institute for Women’s Health and NRC Health studied 1,876 women in the Tri-State Area (New York, Connecticut and New Jersey) and nationally. Here is a brief overview of those stressors that were revealed from their study:

A. 43% = Stressed by Work-Life Balance  vs. 38% Nationally

B. 41% = Stressed by Health vs. 39% Nationally 

C. 38%= Stressed by Health of Children vs. 34 % Nationally 

D. 41%= Stressed about Health and Parents vs. 37% Nationally 

Okay- I want you to take a deep breath and just PAUSE. Literally, pretend that you are in a a movie and it has been paused.

Just look around and really take in the beauty of the PRESENT moment. Stillness…isn’t that what everything seems like? Just still? Now, in all honesty please tell me the last time you did that?

It is so easy to get caught up in the rush of society, and Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres describes this best in this article:

“We think we should be superwoman and handle everything ourselves. We face it all with stoic acceptance, but we shouldn’t,” said Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres, professor of cardiology and senior vice president of Northwell’s Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity.”

Dr. Rachel Bond puts it into even simpler terms: “Don’t stress yourself out trying to eliminate stress. Focus on healthy coping. When you take beter care of yourself, you will be better able to take care of everyone else,” said Dr. Rachel Bond of Lenox Hill Hospital.

Remember, just pause and breathe.  That is all that it takes-and it is the most impactful thing you can do for yourself.

You can read the full article HERE.

Sending SO MANY positive vibes your way,

Manisha Sareen


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