Posted by: bluesyemre | October 30, 2018

12 Ways to De-Stress on Your Daily Commute (#infographic)


The average commute in the United States is just over 25 minutes one way. Unfortunately for Americans, studies have shown commuting for more than 20 minutes can cause chronic stress.

Mental stress leads to increased levels of cortisol, which produces inflammatory chemicals that encourage symptoms of depression and anxiety. It can also increase blood pressure and lead to fatigue and irritability.

Despite all this, commuting is a daily part of life for most Americans. We’ve put together a list of different ways you can de-stress your commute (and maybe even enjoy it).

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