10-Mile Commute Can Hurt Your Health

For many Americans, a daily commute isn’t just the worst part of the day — it’s also a health risk.
With the cost of living increasing in many urban areas, and technological advances allowing for more work to be done from home, it’s not surprising that more Americans are commuting to work from farther and farther away.
Studies have confirmed that these commutes, some as short as 10 miles, have numerous detrimental effects on health that include everything from lower happiness to high blood pressure.
But even as more evidence points to traffic jams or lengthy commutes as being harmful to health, the average U.S. commute time and distance continues to rise.
This month, Haven Life released new findings on the top 10 worst commuting cities include New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Newark.
In the most highly-trafficked areas, commuters can spend over 80 minutes going to and from work, according to the research that was pulled from data released by the U.S. Census Bureau,