Commuting Is Literally Bad For Your Health

Submitted by: fancylad 3 weeks ago in Science


I've been saying this for years.
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Male 1,462
So she says to listen before people tell her to shut up and move(BTW, she should STFU and move), then goes on to point out how she's not the only one and how trends show that people are CHOOSING to move further away from work and have longer commutes.

Yes, people are choosing to do that.  They should stop choosing that.  I live less than 10 minutes from work, and that's in BAD traffic.  Every time I've had to change jobs, I move so I am close to work.  It really does lower the stress in my life and gives me more free time to do what I want.  If I had an hour commute to work, then I would not longer have time for jiu-jitsu and I would likely get home after my daughter has gone up to take her bath and wouldn't get to play with her every day.  As it is not, I can get out of work at 5:00, get to my jiu-jitsu class(2 minutes from work) get out of there at 6:30 and be home by 6:40 which leaves me time to eat dinner and play with my daughter before she goes up to bath at 7:30.

If I had an hour commute, well, first off, I wouldn't be able to make it to jiu-jitsu by 5:30 for that class.  Perhaps I could find another school on the side of town I worked on, but that would not be a Relson Gracie school.  So I'd have to start going to the 6:30 class, which doesn't get me home until 7:45 at which point daughter is already in bath and getting out and going to bed.

So in short, if I had a commute to work, I'd either have to give up jiu-jitsu, which is for my own personal mental and physical health, or I'd have to give up spending time with my daughter.  One or the other.  Not willing to give up either really, so if I get another job, I will once again move to be close to it.



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Male 145
Cycling will improve your health..I commuted by bicycle for many years, at one time 27 miles a day, most of the time around 10-15 mi a day.  Was never hit by a car or had any accidents while doing so, either.  Just obey the laws and watch out for the nuts in the cars.
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Male 272
stevopusser Yeah, I've been cycling to work on this last job and everyone around me started to tell me I was losing weight. So I weighed myself and I lost 30 lbs. down to 180.  Same food and beer, but I haul ass for 15 minutes each way.  Spent a good deal of money on gear though. love it.
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Male 269
I wish I could go back and tell my 20 year-old self to never commute more than 10 minutes. So much wasted time, energy, gas, wear & tear on my vehicles and body, etc. I’m 5 minutes from work now and I’m never moving.
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Male 130
It only takes me about 20 minutes to get to work so I don't really have this stress in my life......my reason for commenting on this particular post, that girl is really cute. I even asked my wife what she thought of her and she said "ya" she is cute. Just sayin.
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Male 4,226
I can attest to this.  I've said it before, driving I95 to work on a 12 mile stretch that would take 1.5 hrs on a good day was a death sentence of stress.  Now, 12 mile stretch to work...that takes me 12 min to get there...AHHHH! Relief.
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Male 9,012
10 minutes to work, no 'mass transit' transit involved.  

I try to avoid the masses, whenever possible.
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Male 4,657
megrendel Same here and I start work at 0600 so I miss any rush hour traffic too.
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Male 7,843
yeah if you're commuting 6 hours a day you really should think of moving.  i used to commute for 3 hours a day and it was too much, now i commute for 1h a day.  I'm working on commuting 30m a day.
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