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How stressed is the nation? Kalms Stress Survey Reveals All

LONDON, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

As National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD) on November 7th draws attention to the UK's stress levels, a report released today by Kalms, the number one selling range of herbal stress remedies, reveals what the nation deem as the underlying causes and the everyday episodes that result from their stress.

The Kalms report of 2,000 men and women from across the UK and Ireland revealed that over two thirds (67%) said that they have suffered from stress, anxiety or both in the last month and found that the average Brit experiences 208 stressful situations a year. So what are we all stressing about?

Economic pressures and paying bills ranked highest on the stress list with over a third (39%) of the population worried about managing bills and finances while time pressure is a major cause of stress for almost 30% of people surveyed.  

The report found that stress affects women more often than men, with 25% agreeing that they experience a stressful situation more than eight times a week compared to only 16% of males.

Neil Shah, Director of the Stress Management Society said, "When we look at the gender split, we can see that men and women are stressed about different things. While women worry are more worried about managing bills and finances and juggling their time to fit everything in to their day, men are more concerned about working long hours and  worrying about debt.

"The research indicates that women between the ages of 25-34 appear to be the most stressed and this could be due to the ideal for this age group struggling to fit more and more into their lives. Juggling a career, personal finance, relationships, family and home life can not only contribute to stress but can make it difficult to find time to deal with the causes. Find ways to relax and regain control - exercise and a healthy diet can help to manage these periods of elevated stress and anxiety, some people may find herbal stress remedies have a positive effect on calming the body and the mind, making it easier to deal with the cause of stress", he says.

In the battle of the sexes it is becoming more a battle of the bulge when it comes to the impact of stress with over 40% of women turning to comfort food to combat stress vs 25% of men. A third of females also admitted to reading escapism fiction as a means of tuning out.

Wendy Poole, Kalms spokesperson commented; "People are living fast paced, busy lives now more than ever. We've seen an increase in demand for Kalms products, which suggests that many people are looking for longer term solutions as well quick fixes."

Kalms Day is a traditional herbal remedy used for the temporary relief of stress symptoms such as mild anxiety, based on traditional use only. Kalms Day is available in most leading supermarkets and chemists and is available in blister packs containing a two week supply of 42 tablets, RRP £5.10.  

Editor's contacts:

Lisa Davey, ldavey@brayleino.co.uk t: +44(0)117-9731173.


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