Scientists say skipping transport in the morning can improve a worker’s mood throughout the working day
Avoiding public transport in the morning improves mood for the rest of the day
British scientists have proved that foregoing transport in the morning can improve a worker’s mood throughout the working day.
Psychologists from the University of East Anglia have once again proved the veracity of the fact that cycling and walking has much more benefits for the body than travelling by car. Getting to work by car not only makes you feel worse overall, it also greatly reduces your ability to concentrate.
The researchers came to this conclusion after 10 years of experiments involving 18,000 working Britons. 73% of them travelled to work by car, 13% walked, 11% used public transport and 3% cycled. Of all the volunteers who did not use cars, 25% said they worked reasonably well and had no problems with mood swings.
They formed a small group of car owners, who experimented with leaving their cars in garages and switching to cycling and walking. As it turned out, their psychological state improved within a very short period of time. The same effect was experienced by those who gave up public transport.
For this reason, doctors strongly recommend abstaining from car journeys wherever possible and spending more time on foot and cycle journeys, as they not only have health benefits, but also significantly improve mood and concentration.