America’s Top 10 Cities Where People Stress Less

Find out which U.S. cities have residents with the least.
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  • How Stressed Are You?
    How Stressed Are You?

    How Stressed Are You?

    We all get stressed sometimes, but how stress impacts your health may depend on how you handle it. “High levels of continuous stress can raise your blood pressure, harm your immune system and increase your risk of heart attack and stroke,” says Keith Roach, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Sharecare and co-creator of the RealAge® Test. On the flip side, Dr. Roach says, a little bit of stress is good for us: It helps us perform better. Being able to effectively manage stress can make your RealAge 2.4 years younger if you’re a man and 1.1 years younger if you’re a woman. That’s why we factored stress into our RealAge Youngest & Oldest Cities in America Report
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  • Chronic Stress Ages You
    Chronic Stress Ages You

    Chronic Stress Ages You

    When you encounter a perceived threat -- like a big job interview -- your body releases a surge of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline raises your blood pressure and cortisol increases your blood sugar levels. Once the threat is over, your hormone levels drop and your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal. But when you experience a high level of constant stress, that fight-or-flight response stays turned on and the body releases more and more of these stress hormones. “This has a bad affect on our bodies, making us more likely to develop heart disease, diabetes and even cancer,” says Roach.
     
    Doctors Health Group of South Florida, Inc.