Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Commuter stress takes up to two years off your life - Times Online

Commuter stress takes up to two years off your life - Times Online

Now here's another reason for developing local jobs in local economies and strengthening local community life - and cutting the need to frequently travel long distances - at the core of Green thinking and practice.

RESIDENTS of commuter towns should be worrying about more than the price of their season tickets. Those with long journeys face stresses that are taking up to two years off their life expectancy, new research has found.

People living in Watford, Hertfordshire, can expect to die 1.8 years earlier than the national average of 79.6 years, while the residents of Windsor, Maidenhead and Reading in Berkshire, and Brighton in East Sussex were all found to have a life expectancy of a year less than the national average for those earning similar incomes...

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