Aug 19th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddy with.
Las Vegas is the most stressed-out city in the nation.
To determine a city's stress level, Forbes magazine measured its unemployment rate
, commute times, work hours, access to health care, physical health of its residents, and the amount its citizens exercise. Vegas was catapulted to the top spot by a high unemployment rate and residents who exercise less than those in any other major city.
Poor physical health was the main factor in Los Angeles landing in second place. Houston; Tampa, Fla.; and Riverside, Calif., rounded out the top five.
It's pretty impressive that Las Vegas snagged the top spot, considering the methodology didn't even take into account its unique characteristics -- like being surrounded by drunken tourists who think their actions have no consequence -- that only add to why Vegas is such a stressful place to live