In her article “Your Commute is Killing You”, Annie Lowery points out some of the stress related consequences of the daily commute. They include obesity, high blood pressure, and depression. In “The Impact of Commuter Stress on Workplace Agression”, Dwight A. Hennessy demonstrates that commuter stress often spills over into the workplace negatively impacting the work environment. And in their paper, “Commuting and Well-being” Raymond W. Novaco and Oscar I. Gonzalez outline very clearly the perils of commuter stress. The problem isn’t that this is shocking news, it’s that as commuters, we don’t really know what to do about it.
Daily Commute arms the commuter with a tool designed to significantly reduce commuter stress. The vital component that it provides to the commuter is predictability. Evans, Wener, & Phillips (2002) produced a paper entitled “The Morning Rush Hour – Predictability and Commuter Stress” in which they demonstrated that with decreased predictability came increased perceived stress as well as increased salivary cortisol levels (a physiologic marker of stress). So by improving predictability in the daily commute, one can decrease commuter stress.
So give Daily Commute a try for free. You have nothing to lose but stress!