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Study: Alabama among the top 10 most stressed states in the country

According to a new study from WalletHub, Alabamians are some of the most stressed out people in the entire U.S. In fact, the data collected during the analysis recognized the Yellowhammer State as the seventh most overall stressed state in the country.

Specifically, Alabama ranked second highest for money related stress and number six for stress related to health and safety.

“There are plenty of small ways for people to manage stress, from staying active and participating in hobbies to taking vacations from work and getting help from a mental health professional,” said Wallet Hub analyst Cassandra Happe. “What many people don’t realize, though, is that changing location can also be a big stress reducer. For example, states that have lower crime rates, better health care and better economies tend to have much less stressed residents.”

The overall national rankings as were established by taking into account the following:

  • Work related stress
  • Money related stress
  • Family related stress
  • Health and safety related stress

In addition, the rankings showed that Alabamians get the third least amount of sleep out of any state and also has the fourth highest percentage of adults that are in fair/poor health.

Data used to create the rankings was collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with several other groups.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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