Too Much Driving: Side Effects and Fixes

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

By Theresa Houghton


Struggling with health problems? Your long commute could be partly to blame. Spending between 61 and 90 minutes on the road – or driving more than 10 miles one way – can lead to the negative side effects of too much driving.

The Dangers of Driving Long Distances


Studies correlate long commutes with a variety of physical and mental health problems, including:

· Anger

· High levels of stress and anxiety

· Elevated blood sugar

· Elevated cholesterol

· Higher risk of obesity

· Increased susceptibility to illness

· Lower sleep quality