Ever wanted to know much worry you’re carrying on your shoulders? Well now you can.
From a 100g feather to a 78st grizzly bear, a new interactive tool allows users to get a rough calculation of how much their stresses weigh.Created using a formula, the ‘weight of worry’ calculator asks people how often they fret about various factors in their life.
Find out how much extra weight your worries add to your shoulders by taking the quiz below.
A range of issues are then ranked on a scale of one to 10, with the latter showing the greatest feelings of concern.
While users are also asked to reveal how much time they spend each day worrying about certain factors in their lives. It goes in depth about financial stresses, quizzing users on their nerves over their future pensions, current savings and mortgages.
While personal worries including relationships, friendships and their ability to sustain a work life balance are also monitored.
The researchers used the formula 5a+Y+T = X to determine how much someone’s stress may physically weigh,a = general worry level across all areas of life
Y= total level of other worries in each area of life (family, money, etc.)
T= total time spent worrying
Family life, careers and personal health are three other factors that users are quizzed on during the seven-step process.
It finishes by getting to the bottom of how much someone worries about the world around them.Politics, economics and social affairs are just three of the potential concern factors in the tool developed by LV=.
The British car, home and life insurance firm has concluded the average weight of worry to be 496lbs (225kg) – similar to that of a panda bear, pig or lion.
On a survey of 2,000 people, it also found that money is one of the biggest causes of worry for the average British adult.So much so that the average person carries approximately 153lbs (69.5kg) of excess weight on their shoulders by worrying about not having enough money.
From a 100g feather to a 78st grizzly bear, a new interactive tool allows users to get a rough calculation of how much their stresses weigh