A Swedish research has found that commuting to work could be bad for your health as it increases stress and may lead to a higher number of sickness absences.
The study was conducted by researchers from Lund University who carried out a survey among more than 21,000 workers between 18 to 65 years of age.
The study found that people who regularly used public transportation to commute to work were more stressed and had poorer sleep compared to those who went to work in private transportation.
"Generally car and public transport users suffered more everyday stress, poorer sleep quality, exhaustion and, on a seven point scale, felt that they struggled with their health compared to the active commuters. The negative health of public transport users increased with journey time", lead researcher Erik Hanssen said.
The study has been published in the journal BMC Public Health.