- Researchers found that journeys over half an hour were damaging for the mental health.
- Commuters with a one hour journey in either direction fare the worse.
- 33% more likely to suffer depression in a pole of 34,000 adults.
These facts and figures are frightening, especially as most of us endure commuting day-in day-out, year-in year-out. Either by train, bus or behind the wheel of a car… This journey has to be endured.
A study of more than 34,000 working British adults found journeys upwards of half-an-hour are damaging the nations health and productivity.
People most at risk of depression are those who have the longest commute times: more than an an hour in each direction. They were 33% more likely to suffer from depression and 12 % more likely to report work-related stress.
Results following the research showed that they have a 46% greater risk of getting less than seven hours sleep each per night, as recommended.
This is a real eye opener and something to seriously think about if you are thinking of relocating to the country and intend to commute each day.