Modern day life is full of stressors — work stress, deadlines, and family demands.
Long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, a suppressed immune system, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, infertility problems and even accelerated aging.
A comprehensive economic survey posted in The Washington Post highlighted some of the effects since the start of the recession and the stress Americans have taken on:
- The nation’s poverty rate has continued to rise even though unemployment rates have dropped
- Since the data was originally collected for the first survey millions more have lost their jobs