That commute to the office may not just cost you precious time—it could be driving a wedge between you and your healthiest self.
MSNBC reports a new study out of St. Louis’s Washington University finds those driving 16 miles or more each way face a nearly 9 percent higher obesity rate, a 9 percent lower fitness rate and higher blood pressure than folks whose jobs are closer to home.
“Part of it is that people with longer commutes aren’t exercising as much,” lead researcher Christine M. Hoehner tells the network. “But there could be other factors like they’re eating [fast food] while driving or they’re getting less sleep because they don’t have as much discretionary time.”
Hey, boss, mind if we telecommute today?
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