PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As you sit in your car for yet another Monday Morning commute, a new study shows that your daily routine can become dangerous to your health and it has nothing to do with your chances of getting into a car accident.
Judging from the number of cars in front and back of yours during your commute, you are not alone. Temple University Hospital Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. John Cacciamani said all of this creates a tremendous amount of stress. “The effects of stress from both a mood perspective as well as data that indicates it could shorten your life, should be avoided,” Cacciamani said.
He suggests sharing the responsibility of the commute with someone else by carpooling. He also suggests taking deep breaths, and unclenching those hands from the steering wheel. However, does he have a cure ‘Intermittent Explosive Disorder’, you know flipping a certain finger?
“For someone who is guilty of it on occasions, the whole point is to try to recognize it as it is welling up inside of you and take a step back before you become another complex disorder,” Cacciamani said.
Reported by Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio