Long Commutes Really Are Bad For You

A recent study confirms reveals that long work commutes, be they by car, train, or bus, can significant raise stress levels and impact a person's health.

"Travelling by car has previously been linked to high blood pressure, tension, reduced performance in specific tasks and bad moods after the working day has finished. However a Cornell researcher and his colleague have found that the same holds true for rail commuters, based on biological evidence.

Environmental psychologists Gary Evans of Cornell and Richard Wener of Polytechnic University studied 208 commuters, taking trains from New Jersey to Manhattan."

Full Story: Long rail trip to work may add to your office woes


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