Wow, who would have thunk it - the most stressful state in the nation is little ol' West Virginia:
West Virginia is home to the highest percentage of stressed-out people in the United States, research from the University of Cambridge suggests.I suppose that makes some sense. After all, if you're worried about impending death and laboring with a chronic disease, things can get a little heavy. I have to say, tho', I'm not sure exactly how our short life spans jive with being the oldest state in the Union.
West Virginians are more anxious, impulsive and stressed than residents of any other state - even New York, which ranked third - according to the study.* * *
he reasons for West Virginia's high score: Researchers found a connection between stress and poor health.
In West Virginia, people exercise less. Heart disease and cancer rates are sky-high. Life spans are shorter than just about anywhere else.
So, here's what Dr. JDB prescribes - everybody take a deep breath, sit down, have yourself a drink, and (to continue the week's Marillion theme) let "Angelina" take care of you: