5 States That Need to Take a Chill Pill
WalletHub looks at the most stressed, least stressed states
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2017 9:53 AM CDT
Dude, take a breather—or maybe move to the Dakotas.   (Getty Images/PeopleImages)

(Newser) – Depending on where you live, you could be living a constant rat race or existing in a Daily Show-like moment of zen. WalletHub took a look at nearly three dozen stress indicators across a range of categories in all 50 states and DC, including anxiety related to work, family, money, and health. Minnesota takes least-stressed honors, while those in the Deep South may need to learn some deep-breathing techniques. The top five states on either end of the spectrum:

Most stressed

  1. Alabama
  2. Louisiana
  3. Mississippi
  4. West Virginia
  5. Kentucky

Least stressed

  1. Minnesota
  2. North Dakota
  3. Iowa
  4. South Dakota
  5. Utah
Check out the full list to see where your state stands. (Maybe don't move to any stressed-out states if you hold one of the five most stressful jobs.)

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