Bri­tons ‘in grip of stress epi­demic’

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

PRES­SURE at work, fi­nan­cial wor­ries and con­cerns about health are leav­ing Bri­tain in the grip of a stress “epi­demic”.

A sur­vey of 4,000 adults by Axa found four out of five felt stressed dur­ing a typ­i­cal week, while al­most one in 10 were stressed all the time.

Work­place stress was linked to the “al­ways on” cul­ture, with most peo­ple tak­ing calls or check­ing emails in the evenings and at week­ends.

More than two out of three were wor­ried about their salary prospects, while al­most as many were con­cerned about pay­ing house­hold bills.

Men were more likely to be stressed about work, the study re­vealed.

Many said they watch TV, lis­ten to mu­sic, read a book, ex­er­cise or drink al­co­hol to com­bat stress.

Cardiff was said to be the most stressed city, fol­lowed by Belfast, Sh­effield, Lon­don and Leeds.

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