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November 2003
Are you stressed out?
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It's National Stress Awareness Day so we went to Leeds city centre to find out what makes people stressed.



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This is the sixth year of annual Stress Awareness Day.

13.5 million working days were lost in 2001 because of stress sat the Government Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Up to 3.7 billion pounds is lost each year due to stress say the HSE.

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When asked what makes modern life so stressful, some people got quite philosophical.

Marc Hough is from New York. He says: "Knowing what you want in life and the future is stressful."

Radka Kroussaniotakis thinks that society is to blame for the high levels of stress today. That, and peoples' desire to keep up with the Joneses.

She says: "The standards that are applied to people make life stressful. For example, every person is trying to reach or exceed the average salary figure.

"It forces everybody into a speedy, horrible, stressful life."

Not surprisingly, students say money was the biggest worry for them.

Joe and Simon are at Leeds College of Music. They say: "Not having enough money is the biggest stress for us. If we had more money, we wouldn't be stressed!"

Only a couple of people we spoke to said that they were stress-free. They were housewife, Jennifer Barron and researcher, Sally Waples.

Jennifer Barron from Penshaw says: "I'm not a person that lets stress get to me. It's all about keeping a grip on yourself."

Sally Waples shares the secret of her success in having a stress-free life. She says: "I hang out with people that make me laugh a lot!"

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