What exactly is stress?

Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body's response to anything that requires attention or action. - Very Well Mind

Chronic stress can lead to a long list of problems like heart disease, weight gain, hair loss, headaches, and problems in the nooky department too!

So how can you deal with it?

Some research indicates that the way to deal with this kind of situation is to change your reaction to it. (I know, ridiculous. Right?)

How stressful is living in Sioux Falls?

Well, if you believe WalletHub's latest study of 182 of the largest cities across the country, life in Sioux Falls and Rapid City is pretty unstressful.

However, a recent American Psychologic Association survey indicated that 83% of Americans feel stressed about inflation, 75% feel stressed about violence and crime, and some are still dealing with residual stress from the pandemic.

WalletHub studied statistics dealing with everything from:

  • Work stress - Average hours worked weekly, job security, unemployment rates, and even commute times.
  • Financial stress - Median incomes, foreclosure & bankruptcy rates, and food insecurity, too.
  • Family stress - Child care costs, separation, and divorce rates.
  • Health & safety stress - Depression rates, people who need to see a doctor, but cannot afford it, obesity, excessive drinking, and mental illness rates, also came into this study.

Where are people less stressed-out than in Sioux Falls?

Here is the list of the Top Ten Least Stressed Cities in the U.S.:

  1. South Burlington, Vermont
  2. Freemont, California
  3. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  4. Overland Park, Kansas
  5. Fargo, North Dakota
  6. Lincoln, Nebraska
  7. Burlington, Vermont
  8. Bismark, North Dakota
  9. Rapid City, South Dakota
  10. Nashua, New Hampshire

Boy, they must be doing a lot of meditation in Vermont, huh? Oh well, nevertheless, Sioux Falls and Rapid City are fairly relaxing places to live. At least that's what this survey says!

Sources: Wallet Hub

Top 14 Restaurants That Should Come Back to Sioux Falls

Some friends and I were getting together for dinner and we were trying to decide where to go. That’s when we started reminiscing about our favorite Sioux Falls restaurants that have come and gone. Here's a list of 14 restaurants I want to come back to Sioux Falls. What restaurants were your favorites that are no longer in Sioux Falls?


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