August 16, 2013

Obesity, Back Pain & More

1 Long Commutes Bad for Health & Marriage

People who spend inordinate amounts of time commuting to work risk health and marital problems, according to several recent studies. One Gallup survey found that 1/3 of those whose commute time exceeds 90 minutes suffer neck or back pain, compared to 25 percent of those who commute for 10 minutes or less. Other studies have found that commuters who travel more than 20 miles each way are much more likely to be obese and to get insufficient exercise than those with shorter commute distances. Finally, researchers have found that those with longer than average commute times have a divorce rate as much as 40 percent higher than those with below-average commute times. The average U.S. commute time is 25 minutes, but over 2 million Americans commute more than an hour per day each way.

More at Wtop.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Commuting and Health, Commuting and Obesity, Commuting and Back Pain, Commuting and Divorce

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