What stresses you out? A long commute? Check. Being unemployed? Check. Working long hours? Check. Living in Florida? Double check.
Florida wins the unhappy distinction of being the most stressed-out state in the country, according to a study by a real estate blog and reported in Time. Movoto combined factors including the percentage of people without health insurance, housing expenses and hours worked per week in order to measure stress across the country.
The study was conducted by real estate blog Movoto, found these to be the 10 most stressed-out states: Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, California, Nevada, Illinois, New York, Maryland, North Carolina and Arizona.
The weather might actually be a hidden variable affecting the stress scores.
The warmest American city is in Florida, and some of the coldest are in North Dakota and Minnesota. (Via WeatherExplained.com)
Warmer climates typically attract more people, which could explain a higher demand for jobs and health care — and that leads to more stress, according to the terms of the study.
No matter where you live, if stress is getting the best of you, the American Heart Association has some tips. It recommends positive self-talk, deep breathing, and doing something you love for at least 15 minutes daily.