Commuting to work can increase stress levels and make people eat more: Report

26 Aug

Commuting to work can increase stress levels and make people eat more: Report

Commuting to work could be affecting your diet and increasing your stress levels, with a study undertaken by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK showing employees who commute consume an average of 767 more calories every week.

The report is based on a survey of 1500 British workers, reports Fairfax and the hike in calories is a result of increased food consumption and sedentary behaviour on public transport. The survey found commuting is also increasing workers stress levels, with 55% of those surveyed finding themselves more stressed due to journey delays and overcrowding.

Click below to see the full SmartCompany article and Bianca Monahan’s comments :

http://www.smartcompany.com.au/people-human-resources/workplace-health-safety/74539-commuting-to-work-can-increase-stress-levels-and-make-people-eat-more-report/


Dominic Powell

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