Long commute bad for your health


Recent studies have concluded that a long commute (more than 45 minutes a day) is extremely bad for your health.

Negatives of a long commute

  • Obesity
  • Additional stress
  • Back and neck problems
  • Insomnia
  • Loneliness
  • Less time to spend with family
  • Divorce
  • And the list goes on…

How it affects me personally

I’ve been trying to make the best of my commute by reading and writing, but I’ve also experienced some of these negative effects.

  • I experienced severe back pain at one stage, which still returns from time to time.
  • I have gained a lot of weight since I’ve started taking the train to work. Unfortunately we could only afford to buy a house far out of town, so there is really no other option.
  • Trains are often late in the afternoons, thereby further cutting the time I have to spend with my family. I don’t want to think about how…

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