Debt and stress lethal combination

 

People have got into more debt recently. Some cope and some don’t. Some seek help practically, some don’t. Some seek psychological help too, some don’t. However, what is commonly accepted is the affect worry and stress has on our physical health.  This can be day to day and also much more serious.

 

This is an article from yesterday, from the Times of India using a poll from the Asdociated Press and AOL.

 

Stress is a killer, if you feel stressed please act for your own benefit.

 

Worrying about money can increase risks of several significant health problems – such as heart attack, ulcers, migraines, back pain etc. – a new study has suggested.

While it is not surprising that the main source of stress for most people is money, this new research has found just what people can expect from their worries.

In a comparison of people who had a high level of stress over debt and those who did not, it was found that people with high stress levels were twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with those who did not worry about their financial situation.

The poll, conducted by the Associated Press and AOL, also found that 27 per cent of people with high stress over finances reported ulcers or digestive problems versus 8 per cent of people who did not worry about finances.

Further 44 percent of people financially stressed reported having migraines versus 4 percent of people with low financial stress.

And 23 percent of people with financial stress were depressed, compared with 4 percent of people who were not stressed.

Highly stressed people were also 65 per cent more likely to suffer from back pain and muscle tensions than those with low stress.

The good news is there is an easy way to avoid health problems associated with worrying about finances.

Additional research has shown that people who take an active role in planning and learning about their finances were less stressed and more confident in their financial situations.

According to a TIAA-CREF Institute study, people who are educated about their finances are more likely to save for retirement.

Additionally, attending a financial-training program increased people’s feeling that they were in control of their finances by 25 per cent, according to a recent Metlife survpoll, conducted by the Associated Press and AOL

http://m.timesofindia.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Financial-stress-causes-heart-attack/articleshow/12921023.cms

 

 

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