Denver residents have more confidence about their fitness than people in other major cities but they’re also more stressed out than their counterparts in other major markets, according to the Health and Well-being in America survey released Monday.

The survey sponsored by Cigna Healthcare found that 83 percent of Denver residents said they believe others would say they are in good shape — the highest of any city surveyed. Only 36 percent of Denver residents said others would say they need to lose 10 pounds, the lowest of any city. 

But the survey also said people in Denver experience the highest level of stress. Fifty-three percent of Denver residents say they work too much compared with 48 percent nationwide.

People in Denver put less emphasis on maintaining a "work-life balance" than the nation as a whole with 44 percent of those surveyed saying that balancing work and life is important to their overall sense of well-being. Nationally, 50 percent of the respondents defined a work-life balance as important.

The survey polled 2,350 people via a 20-minute telephone interview in nine major markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C.

Via Denver Business Journal