5 States That Need to Loosen Up

WalletHub uses 38 stress indicators to rank most, least stressed states
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2018 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Midwest is best—at least when it comes to living a relatively stress-free life. WalletHub took a look at nearly 40 stress indicators related to work, family, money, and health, in all 50 states and DC to determine the most and least stressed states. Its list suggests anxiety rises as one moves closer to the southern border. The top five states in each category:

Most stressed:

1. Louisiana
2. New Mexico
3. West Virginia
4. Mississippi
5. Nevada

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Least stressed:

1. Minnesota
2. North Dakota
3. Utah
4. Iowa
5. South Dakota

Click for the full list to see where your state ranks. (In need of stress relief yourself? Try this.)

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