Washington [US], February 7 (ANI): As the US faces a severe political race season, political turmoil and viciousness, a temperamental economy, and a soaring death toll due to COVID-19, 84 per cent of US grown-ups said the nation has genuine social issues that should be tended to, according to an American poll.
As indicated by the new survey, more than 80 per cent of US adults report emotions associated with prolonged stress.
At the same time, 9 in 10 adults said they hope that the country moves toward unity, according to Stress in AmericaTM: January 2021 Stress Snapshot, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association.
The survey found that the average reported stress level during the prior month was 5.6, (on a scale from 1 to 10 where 1 means “little to no stress” and 10 means “a great deal of stress”). This is higher than stress levels reported in 2020 Stress in AmericaTM surveys since April.
It is therefore no surprise that 84 per cent of adults reported feeling at least one emotion associated with prolonged stress in the prior two weeks. The most common were feelings of anxiety (47 per cent), sadness (44 per cent), and anger (39 per cent). Additionally, 2 in 3 adults (67 per cent) said the number of issues America is facing is overwhelming to them.
“Nearly a year into the pandemic, prolonged stress persists at elevated levels for many Americans. As we work to address stressors as a nation, from unemployment to education, we can’t ignore the mental health consequences of this global shared experience,” said Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, APA’s chief executive officer.
“Without addressing stress as part of a national recovery plan, we will be dealing with the mental health fallout from this pandemic for years to come,” added Evans Jr.
The majority of adults reported the future of our nation (81 per cent), the coronavirus pandemic (80 per cent), and political unrest around the country (74 per cent) as significant sources of stress in their lives.
Despite more than three weeks having passed since the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 66 per cent of adults said this event was a significant source of stress. The events on January 6 also impacted adults disproportionately: Almost three-quarters of Black adults (74 per cent) said that the Capitol breach was a significant source of stress, compared with 65 per cent of white adults and 60 per cent of Hispanic adults.
Regardless of political affiliation, the majority of Americans reported emotions associated with stress (85 per cent of Democrats, 83 per cent of Republicans and 83 per cent of independents). They also shared similar concerns about the country: When looking at the future of our nation, slightly more than 8 in 10 Democrats (82 per cent), Republicans (82 per cent) and independents (81 per cent) said it was a significant source of stress.
APA offered the following evidence-based advice to help people manage their stress:
1. Give yourself permission to take a break from the news, social media or even certain friends. Constantly exposing ourselves to negative information, images and rhetoric maintain our stress at unhealthy levels.
2. Practice the rule of “three good things” and ask friends and family to do the same. The rule states that at the end of each day, reflect on three good things that happened — large or small. This helps decrease anxiety, counter depression and build emotional resiliency.
3. Practice self-care in 15- or 30-minute increments throughout the day. This can include taking a short walk, calling a friend, or watching a funny show. Parents should encourage or help their children to do the same.
4. Stay connected with friends and family. This helps build emotional resiliency so you can support one another.
5. Keep things in perspective. Try to reframe your thinking to reduce negative interpretations of day-to-day experiences and events. (ANI)
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MIKE TYSON TO FEATURE IN THE MOVIE ‘LIGER’
MUMBAI: Boxing legend Mike Tyson will feature in Dharma Productions’ much-anticipated film ‘Liger’ starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in lead roles.
‘Liger’ has been hogging the limelight ever since its inception but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the makers of the movie held its shoot. In the latest development, the production house announced on their official Twitter handle that their much-awaited film will also feature boxing legend, Mike Tyson. The news comes a day before the film’s director Puri Jagannadh’s birthday.
Sharing a video, introducing the master of the ring, the production house tweeted, “Introducing the master of the ring to the Indian screens! Kicked to announce that the dynamite @MikeTyson has joined the cast of #Liger! #NamasteTyson #HbdPuriJagannadh.”
The professional boxer, who hogged worldwide headlines when he became the youngest ever heavyweight champion in boxing history in 1986 at the age of 20, is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time. The makers earlier held a spine-chilling teaser unveiling Vijay in a never seen avatar in the film due to the Covid situation.
‘Liger’ was slated to get a worldwide theatrical release on September 9 in five languages – Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam but was also postponed due to the rising Covid-19 cases at that time. Earlier in January, Karan Johar, who has co-produced the project with Vijay, shared the official poster of the movie, unveiling the first look of Vijay as a boxer.
JOHN’S ‘SATYAMEVA JAYATE’ TO LAND IN NOVEMBER
MUMBAI: As the Maharashtra government recently allowed the reopening of movie theatres in the state, makers of John Abraham-starrer ‘Satyameva Jayate’ seized the opportunity of locking the film’s release date.
Taking to Instagram, Emmay Entertainment announced that the second part of ‘Satyameva Jayate’ will arrive in theatres on November 26. “Do Takke Ki Jaan lene 56 inch ka JIGARAA nahi, 56 inch ka HATHODA chaahiye! #SatyamevaJayate2 releasing on 26th November 2021,” the post read.
Directed by Milap Zaveri, the film was supposed to release on May 13, on the occasion of Eid along with Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’. Divya Khosla Kumar is also a part of the sequel to ‘Satyameva Jayate’, which revolved around a vigilante who killed corrupt police officers, and an honest officer is called to hunt him down after the body count begins to rise.
WE ARE GENETICALLY COORDINATED: SHAKTI AND MUKTI MOHAN
MUMBAI: Work can be fun, especially with someone you have known your whole life. For siblings, Shakti Mohan and Mukti Mohan, getting opportunities to work with each other always acts as the cherry on the cake. In a recent conversation, the ace dancers, who are currently judging Zee Cafe’s ‘Dance With Me Season 2’, shared their experience of working together.
“We lived under the same roof and grew up together…we have had different interests… Shakti di completely moved into the dance field whereas I started doing acting. However, it’s the dance that is an integral part of our lives. It has made us much closer,” Mukti said.
Speaking about her bond with Mukti, Shakti quipped about being “genetically coordinated” with her. “We are genetically coordinated. We complement each other very well. It’s always amazing to collaborate with Mukti. When we work together we always try our best to make it fun. While shooting for ‘Dance With Me’, we pulled off each other’s legs, we revealed our childhood secrets and whatnot,” she shared. Mukti also believes that she coordinates well with her elder sister. “The bond we share is always complementing each other. Sometimes one person can be dull and the other one quite energetic, but in our case, nothing has ever happened like that. I guess it’s in our DNA to be coordinated with each other,” Mukti laughed.
SHILPA SEEKS MONDAY MOTIVATION FROM HER KIDS
MUMBAI: Amid the ongoing porn racket controversy surrounding her husband and businessman Raj Kundra, actress Shilpa Shetty has been vocal on social media about practising yoga for mental peace. The actor has also shared this wisdom with her little children.
Taking to her Instagram handle on Monday, Shilpa shared a super cute video in which her son Viaan can be seen teaching yoga to her daughter Samisha. “Kids are like wet clay. We must mould their approach towards a healthier lifestyle early. Inculcating the habit of enjoying a balanced diet, staying fit, and gaining control over the mind & soul is crucial. That’s exactly what I’ve tried to do with Viaan; and now, to see him take over the role and teaching his little follower, Samisha, makes me so proud,” she captioned.
Shilpa further called the sight of her children bonding over exercise as her “Monday Motivation”. “Seeing them bond over Yoga is truly the kind of Monday Motivation I need to stay fit and healthy… with them and for them. Have a great week ahead, my #InstaFam,” she added.
MADHAVAN’S NEW FILM TO ARRIVE IN APRIL 2022
MUMBAI : Actor R Madhavan’s much-awaited ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ has finally got its release date. It will be out on April 1, 2022.
Madhavan not only acted in the film but also has directed, written, and produced it. Sharing the release date of the film, Madhavan took to Instagram and wrote, “We are elated to inform you that the much-awaited Rocketry: The Nambi Effect will be released worldwide in theatres on 1st April 2022. We have made this movie with a lot of love and dedication and are grateful for all the support that you have shown us so far- Team Rocketry.”
‘Rocketry’ is based on the life of Indian scientist Nambi Narayanan, a former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer who was caught in the throes of a spy scandal.
It has been shot simultaneously in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil and English, and will also be released in Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
AYUSHMANN’S ‘CHANDIGARH KARE AASHIQUI’ RELEASE CONFIRMED
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming movie ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ has been confirmed to hit the silver screens on December 10, 2021, as the Maharashtra government recently allowed the reopening of the movie theatres in the state.
The news was shared on Twitter by film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who tweeted, “AYUSHMANN KHURRANA: ‘CHANDIGARH KARE AASHIQUI’ ON 10 DEC 2021… #ChandigarhKareAashiqui #AyushmannKhurrana #VaaniKapoor.”
The upcoming film, which features Ayushmann along with actor Vaani Kapoor, marks the first-ever collaboration between the duo. ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, which wrapped its shoot in late December, last year, was the first Indian film to complete the entire shooting during the coronavirus pandemic.
The movie by ace filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor is a modern-day love story that will feature Ayushmann portraying the role of a cross-functional athlete, while Vaani will reportedly essay a transgender character. ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ has been produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in collaboration with Pragya Kapoor’s Guy In the Sky Pictures.
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