What's Stressful About a 175-Mile Commute?

The answer may surprise you; "20/20" tracks a man's arduous drive.
3:00 | 11/08/12

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Could -- Catholic television producer walk through practice group. He got back toward the morning -- went through messages and while under his authority about barricades commute. Parents driving roughly 175. Miles. The area. -- five days every week probably three and half hours. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Removed from New York City for a better life with -- Youngstown. When -- marriage broke up. It meant he had to work a lot more than -- plant and the -- more -- -- Everett street. Freelance jobs bill it is around here. You like this alert -- it's a love hate thing. At a time -- -- rises he's been on the road for two hours. I don't mind getting up early I don't know -- -- goes -- you know thinking what am I doing wrong highlight. I don't want I don't think that hard I find driving very stressful. Do you find -- that time the -- can be -- older horses stressful I can feel stress. And that stress can be truly toxic according to environmental psychology professor Richard -- it's not rocket science writing. And -- -- -- commuting his his stressful it's a little bit like system that's rolling rock of the pill however you get through it. Later that day and then the next day got to do it again and the day after that and the day after that. The -- -- says researchers have found commuting can lead to everything from high blood pressure heart problems. From getting fat getting divorced. And riding with -- Walter it is clear he is feeling the pain. You worry that this is impacting your health I don't I know it's. It has to -- -- say I would die for my kids. Sorry I get emotional. I am sorry for -- kids. We're doing again plugged -- -- -- -- Nothing else. So how stressed easy. If I doubt we asked him to Wear this device and you -- -- -- team -- gave it to a trying. This answer these stress and -- and his computer as Walter news and what we found truly surprised that. I meetings are not -- this unexpected. And commuted the hardest part because it's something you know you have to deal after more than four hours of driving this is -- As Walter finally arrives at court. If that's highest reading the grant the biggest stress it turns out to -- its job. Stumbles lemons -- Eighties and on lines on the long drive back.

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