There are a bunch of reasons why we like people who curse at work, but a new study shows that the average American uses language like this due to stress before 11 a.m. — and actually utters their first curse word at 10:54 a.m., more specifically.
OnePoll surveyed 2,000 Americans for 9Round Kickbox Fitness and found that cursing is the main way people show “frustration,” at 63%, followed by “yelling” at 49% and “crying” at 39%. People turn to music for stress relief most often at 50%.
Here’s why people are stressed out
These are the 10 most popular reasons behind Americans’ “stress and frustration:”
- Financial worry: 52.05%
- Not getting enough sleep: 36%
- Health concerns: 35.35%
- Work: 29.5%
- My partner: 25.9%
- My children: 25.25%
- Home life: 23.6%
- Family responsibilities: 22.6%
- The news: 20.8%
- Politics: 16.6%
Shannon Hudson, CEO and founder of 9Round Kickbox Fitness commented on the findings in a statement:
“People of all ages face stress every day and it can be difficult to find effective and healthy ways to cope … While listening to music or watching TV can be relaxing, one of the best ways to reduce tension is through regular exercise because it improves both physical health and overall well-being. When you are physically and mentally strong, you are better equipped to handle life’s frustrations.”
While 47% of respondents say they’ve hit the gym “after a long, stressful, frustrating day,” within that pool, “nine in ten” say that it helped them relieve stress. Sixty-four percent also say getting physical exercise “helps them think more clearly.”
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