Commuting by car is bad for your health

traffic-congestion-i-70Commuting long distances and for long periods of time in a car, whether gasoline powered or electric, isn’t good for your physical or psychological health.

Among other things long-distance commuting increases stress levels, isn’t good for your back, increases the amount of pollution you breathe in, increases your changes of being in an accident, and, finally, cuts into the time that you can spend with family and friends.

The nifty graphic after the “read more” break below, produced for the web site College@Home illustrates some of the many different costs of the car commuting culture that prevails in the United States and in many other places in the world.

The moral of the story: Live close to work, bike or walk to work, or, if you can, just move your workplace — to home 🙂

Killer Commute
Created by: College At Home

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