Do You Have More Bad Days Than the Average American?

updated May 3, 2019
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Did you have a bad day recently (have you heard Bad Day recently)? How many would you say are bad out of 365? A new study says that this is how many the average American has each year.

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A survey commissioned by Freeletics, a fitness app, says that the average American has 60 bad days a year. That’s 60 spilled coffee down your shirt, missed your train, got a flat tire, heard some bad news, remembered all of your student loans, saw your ex get married days to reckon with.

So what accounts for the two months of suffering a year? It is unsurprising that work related stress was the leading cause of bummer days, with 80 percent of those surveyed naming it as their number one cause. 67 percent said that not getting enough sleep the previous night caused them to have a bad day, while illness and money stress were also mentioned.

Unsurprisingly, Freeletics recommends exercise as one of the easiest and most efficient ways to bounce back from a bad day. “We know that a 20-minute bodyweight workout done at home can be just as effective as spending an evening in the gym, so there really are no more excuses not to work on a healthy body and a healthy mind,” Freeletics CEO, Daniel Sobhani told Southern Living. But endorphins are a thing, so it’s solid advice.

We’ve put together a couple of resources for making exercising at home a little easier. Like, do it from your bed easy. Or during a commercial break easy.

Tips for a more mindful you: