The trips to the office have a negative impact on our physical and mental health, recipe according to several studies. These problems can range from a simple neck and back pain to more serious conditions such as obesity or hypertension, more about primarily responsible for heart disease. Also, those doing longer transfers are up to 40% more likely to end up divorced.
You may live far from work can be beneficial, at least from the economic point of view, but shuttling over 25 kilometers to go to the office could be killing your health and family life. At least they indicate several studies published in the last month stating that workers engaged in longer trips are more prone to developing all kinds of diseases, and included a romper on marriage.
Experts say employ more than 23 minutes to reach the workplace has a negative impact. Neck or back pain, stress and aggression are some of the consequences of these shifts disproportionate, according to a study by Christine M. Hoehner, specialist at Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA), and published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine '.
Also, often appear more serious diseases such as obesity, high cholesterol or hypertension, which can lead to potentially fatal heart conditions. In fact, statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that acute myocardial infarction is the leading cause of death in developed countries, including Spain.
"Who made longer journeys tend to have less time to exercise. Also, Other factors such as the fact that they eat while driving or sleep less because they need more time to get to the office ", Hoehner explains the findings of his research.
Insomnia and family problems
Lack of sleep can trigger diseases, mainly, if it holds up over time, but it is also a major barrier to develop our business activity. According to a study this year by Harvard Medical School, Insomnia costs each U.S. employer about 1.580 euros per year on average for wasting their time employees who have not rested properly.
Also, leave our house early in the morning and return late at night too can also lead to family problems. A study of Swedish Umea University reveals that people who perform longer transfers, both men and women, are up to 40% more likely to have their marriage end in divorce.
Almost an hour in the car
In Spain we spend an average of 57 minutes to and from the office. But that's not the worst. According to a study conducted by Regus, global solutions provider workplaces, one in 10 workers spend more than hour and a half to move to their job.
The car is still the most popular form of transportation among workers. The 64% I used to travel to the office, significantly more than those who are choosing walk (the 9%) or those who prefer the metro (the 7%).