D.C. Residents Less Stressed but Also Less Healthy
(Washington Examiner) — Residents in the D.C. area are less stressed than they were just one year ago, but those who remain stressed are suffering increasingly serious health problems and are struggling to combat the anxiety caused largely by economic concerns, a study released Tuesday shows. The American Psychological Association’s recent online poll found that many area residents are reporting lower levels of stress in 2010 than they did in 2009, and that most District residents were more likely to say they do a good job of exercising regularly and eating only a healthy diet. It’s the third year in a row that stress levels have declined.