The latest MINTEL figures have revealed that financial worries are the most significant cause for stress in Britain. Their senior health analyst, Alexandra Richmond, said: “Even though the recession may be over, people have become more aware of the fragility of their jobs, or indeed the price of their home, which is why employment and finance top our list of worries.”
As money is tight, people are being more creative in finding inexpensive stress-busting ways to relax. Expensive holidays and nights out are being replaced by listening to music, watching a video or reading a book. For families, more time is spent at home playing board and console games as opposed to theme parks and other expensive past-times. For tips on buying a games console read my article on Guardian on-line.
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