Getting the Bus or Train to Work Makes Us Happier than Driving, Study Finds
University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School studied 18,000 British employees to determine the health effects on commuters when taking public transit to work. Their findings showed that people who traveled via bus or train were happier going to work, unlike the people who drove to work. Despite the stress and strain of crowds, people were able to enjoy the time to relax and socialize.
The researchers said that commuting by bus or train incorporates the beneficial effects of being physically active as most journeys will involve walking to the station or stop but also include time to read or talk to friends while traveling.
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