July 19, 2014

Even Worse Than Commuting

1 Politicians Are Now Our #1 Cause of Stress

Watching Sean Hannity or Rachel Maddow or almost any TV programming that dwells on politics could be bad for your health. A new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to identify Americans' primary sources of stress, a known contributor to numerous health problems, has found that while personal health issues remain our leading source of stress, the day-to-day element of social life that we find most stressful, cited by just under 40 percent of us, is "hearing about what the government or politicians are doing." Somewhat redundantly, our second leading source of routine stress, at about 32 percent, is watching the news. Study authors attribute this to the increasingly confrontational nature of both media and politics, and our disdain for both institutions.

More at Outsidethebeltway.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Watching TV Increases Attention Problems

Tags: Sources of Stress, TV and Health, Politics and Stress, Leading Causes of Stress, TV and Stress, Emotions and Politics

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