Is Your Commute Killing You?

May 11, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Researchers took a look at the relationship between work commute and health. Bill Briggs reported on some of the findings:

  • Those who have a longer commute weigh more and have a higher blood pressure.
  • This is possibly because they don’t have as much time to exercise.
  • Other potential explanations include less time for sleep, and snacking on fast food.
  • Every 10-mile increase in your commute increases your BMI by 0.17 units.

To read more details about the study, why you should honk at the person in front of you, and why more driving is likely to lead to higher stress levels, click here.

Source: Life Inc.