PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Feeling a little stressed out, Pittsburghers?
Well, there might be a good reason.READ MORE: 94-Year-Old World War II Veteran From Allegheny Co. Finally Receives High School Diploma
A new report by Sharecare, an online health and wellness community, ranks Pittsburgh is one of the most stressed out cities in the country.
The Steel City ranks third on the list behind only Greenville, S.C., and Louisville, Ky.
Dr. Keith Roach, chief medical officer of Sharecare, says: “High levels of continuous stress can raise your blood pressure, harm your immune system and increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s also important to keep in mind that moderate stress isn’t a bad thing, as our performance levels are higher with a little bit of stress than with no stress at all.”READ MORE: On A Positive Note: 5th-Grader At McKee Elementary School Becomes Children's Book Illustrator
The city where people stress the least? According to the study, that’s San Diego, Calif.
Here’s the rankings:
- Greenville, S.C.
- Louisville, Ky.
- Hartford, Conn.
- Nashville, Tenn.
- Salt Lake City
- Knoxville, Tenn.
- Greensboro, NC
- Las Vegas
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- San Diego
- Austin, Texas
- Kansas City, Mo
- Sacramento, Calif.
- San Francisco
- Memphis, Tenn.
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