Aging Fast in Knoxville

25 Top Cities for Aging Too Fast

1. Knoxville, TN

It's a hard knock life for Knoxville, TN, which is in the bottom spot no thanks to high rates of drinking, smoking, stress, unemployment, low income, and -- not surprisingly -- the least amount of optimism. When money is tight, an inexpensive hike in the Great Smoky Mountains or a visit to the Market Square Farmer's Market could do wonders. "You can be just as healthy in Knoxville as you can in Denver," says Dr. Roach. "You just have to work a little harder at it.", Jan. 30, 2011