Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world

"The Gallup report, in keeping with prior studies, found that younger Americans (defined in thereport as those between the ages of 15 and 49) were the most likely to feel stressed, worried or angry. The American Psychological Association in 2018 found that Generation Z is the most stressed-out age group due to factors such as violence, political turmoil, finances and health. And Millennials and Gen Z are known to have disproportionately high rates of anxiety, loneliness and depression, which can be tied to stress."

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Why men are falling in love with self-care

"The World Health Organization defines self-care as, 'the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote, maintain health, prevent disease, and to cope with illness with or without the support of a health care provider.' Some men may have trouble with self-care because independence and self-sufficiency are usually associated with male role expectations. Gender norms assume that men want to take care of others, often at theexpense of taking care of themselves. However, a study in the American Journal of Men's Health showed that many men are indeed interested in feeling supported and socially connected."

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Why extreme wellness is so popular

"These trends suggest that many people in theU.S. are pushing themselves to potentially unhealthy extremes in search of self-improvement. The terms 'wellness' and 'health' are often used interchangeably, but they have different connotations. These days it seems wellness means more than having sound physical and mental health; to be truly well, you need also be slim, happy, energetic, attractive, strong, optimistic, present, engaged, and mentally sharp — and to maintain consistent levels of all these attributes."

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