Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

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MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Trading the gas pedal for foot power or bike power to get to your job can also improve your mental health, British researchers report.

Daily commuters who stopping driving to work and started walking or riding a bike were under less stress and were able to concentrate better, the study showed.

And the authors noted that using public transportation also resulted in an improvement in commuters’ psychological well-being.

“One surprising finding was that commuters reported feeling better when traveling by public transport, compared to driving,” lead researcher Adam Martin, from the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, said in a university news release.

“You might think that things like disruption to services or crowds of commuters might have been a cause of considerable stress,” Martin added. “But as buses or trains also give people time to relax, read, socialize, and there is…

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