STRESSED & DEPRESSED
In 2016, Health in a Hurry, a report from UK charity the Royal Society for Public Health, showed longer commute times are associated with increased stress and frustration, higher blood pressure and BMI, and reduced time for activities that enhance health and quality of life, such as exercising, sleeping, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Other studies implicate long commutes in neck and back pain, insomnia, depression, and a reduced life expectancy. It can also cause weight gain. A UK study found the average commuter consumes nearly 800 additional calories a week while travelling, due to unhealthy snacking and grabbing takeaways.