(Nation Now) – Stress? The city you live in may have something to do with it. Wallethub determined which cities across the country Americans deal with stress the best, calculating everything from divorce rates to poverty rates to weekly hours worked.
WalletHub compared 182 US cities, including the 150 most populous cities, as well as at least two of the most populous cities in each state. They assessed four key dimensions, including work stress, financial stress, family stress, and health and safety stress.
The five most stressed cities are:
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Detriot, MI
- New Orleans, LA
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Newark, New Jersey
Cleveland had the highest measured divorce rate of any city, along with a high poverty rate and the lowest average number of hours of sleep per night.
The least stressed cities (ranked 178 to 182) were:
- Colombia, MD
- Nashua, New Hampshire
- Madison, WI
- Frémont, California
- South Burlington, Vermont
South Burlington had the highest average number of hours of sleep per night as well as the fewest unhealthy adults.
Deidre Bowen, associate professor at Seattle University Law School, said listing stressors and making a plan are good ways to deal with stress. She also emphasized looking for help with things you can’t control.
“Don’t be afraid to seek help from a wide variety of sources,” Bowen said. “For an immediate sense of relief, get a few minutes of exercise, even if that means doing show jumps in your room for a minute or taking a walk around the block, or doing a deep yoga breath for thirty. seconds. “
To see where your city is located, go to Wallethub website.