(WXYZ) - A new study finds that your long commute may be killing you. The study, out of Washington University in St. Louis, says that long commutes may lead to health problems.
The study finds that people who commute more than ten miles are more likely to have high blood pressure. People who travel more than fifteen miles each way are more likely to be obese. Long commutes are known to add stress, plus they take time away from your opportunity to exercise.
This is one of the first studies to examine the links between driving, lack of exercise, and health complications like diabetes and heart conditions.
It surveyed more than 4000 people who commute in Dallas, Texas.
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