Less of a Commute = Less Stress
It should come as no surprise that commuting, and long commutes at that, can cause a great deal of stress. According to TIME, “The average American’s commute to work is 25.5 minutes each way, according to a report in USA Today. That’s about 51 minutes a day getting to and from work, or about 204 hours a year spent commuting.” We know, that was stressful just to read, right?
TIME lists 10 negative effects that a long commute has on your body and you can check out the full list here. We want to focus on some of the positive effects of having a short commute.
- You’ll get more sleep. Shorter commute = more time for sleep (lucky for Johns Hopkins employees, their commute is less than five minutes).
- Your cardiovascular fitness will be better. Especially if you’re walking or biking to work in the morning (our apartments near Johns Hopkins Hospital have onsite bicycle storage as well as a Johns Hopkins shuttle service for your convenience).
- Less back pain. Less time spent in the car inevitably means you won’t be slouching as much and your posture will be better.
- Your blood pressure won’t spike. Driving in rush hour can be incredibly stressful, which causes your blood pressure to spike. Cut out some of that driving and nix all the traffic—we bet your morning will be much more peaceful when you do.
We can’t say we blame you if you’re looking to reduce your commute time. Especially once we tell you that Jefferson Square at Washington Hill apartments is located in the heart of Downtown Baltimore. Stop by and visit us sometime!