According to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, your commute to work may be detrimental to your health. They studied almost 4,300 drivers in Texas and found out that people with a 16+ mile commute were 9% more likely to be obese than commuters with a 6-10 mile drive to work. The same group had almost a 9% lower fitness level.
What else did the research find? They think that people with longer commutes are not exercising as much. Also, they could be eating while driving and getting less sleep all due to having less discretionary time. Add in the stress factor of bumper to bumper traffic and it all could be taking a toll on your health.
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