Health There’s a Shocking (and Scary) Link Between Driving and Your Mental Health, According to Science

18:30  10 january  2018
18:30  10 january  2018 Source:   Reader's Digest.CA

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According to a recent study, driving for more than two hours each day can steadily decrease the IQ of middle aged drivers . The Sunday Times of London detailed the study, which looked the lifestyle choices of over 500,000 Britons between the ages of 37 and 73.

According to a recent study, driving for more than two hours each day can steadily decrease the IQ of middle-aged drivers . The Sunday Times of London detailed Here are 7 Tricks to Make Yourself Stop Texting and Driving . Originally published as There ’ s a Shocking ( and Scary ) Link Between Driving


Why Your Long Commute Is Wrecking Your Brain

Roughly 15.4 million Canadians commute to work every day. Although working from home is on the rise, if you're lacking for topics of conversation at a party, groaning about your commute is a pretty safe bet. A safe, bland conversation bet, and a shared experience which might be putting your very intelligence in jeopardy.

According to a recent study, driving for more than two hours each day can steadily decrease the IQ of middle-aged drivers. The Sunday Times of London detailed the study, which looked the lifestyle choices of over 500,000 Britons between the ages of 37 and 73. (Learn these psychologist-approved secrets to a happy commute.)

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There ’ s a Shocking ( and Scary ) Link Between Driving and Your Mental Health , According to Science squib. You might want to reconsider your long work commute after reading this. Scroll for more.

There ’ s a Shocking ( and Scary ) Link Between Driving and Your Mental Health , According to Science You might want to reconsider your long work commute after reading this.

When looking at the data of the 93,000 participants who drove more than two to three hours per day, the study found a noticeable drop off in brainpower, measured by intelligence and memory tests. The study found similar results with participants who partook in several hours similarly sedentary activity, like television watching.

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As it turns out, stimulating activity stimulates your brain, while non-stimulating activity, well, doesn't stimulate your brain. (Every car owner should know these winter driving rules.)

'Cognitive decline is measurable over five years because it can happen fast in middle-aged and older people. This is associated with lifestyle factors such as smoking and bad diet--and now with time spent driving,' Kishran Bakrania, a medical epidemiologist at the University of Leicester told the Times.

If You Work Out This Much Each Week, Your Depression Risk Drops

  If You Work Out This Much Each Week, Your Depression Risk Drops photo credit: shutterstock So, what is the link between fitness and depression? From the first day you stepped into an elementary school PE class, it was drilled into your head (not a dodgeball): Exercise is good for you. If you are active, your physical health will benefit (here are some other benefits from exercise that aren't weight loss). But according to a new study, the benefits go way beyond your lungs, biceps, and quads, all the way to your brain. Train your brain for happiness One hour of exercise each week can prove to fight off depression, according to the Telegraph. New research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry took a look at the link between exercise and depression using a study group of over 33,000 adults. Participants in the study who reported not exercising at all were reportedly 44 per cent more likely to suffer from depression than participants who exercise one to two hours per week. Additionally, the study found that in 12 per cent of the reported cases of depression, a small amount of exercise could have been used to prevent it entirely. 'These findings are exciting because they show that even relatively small amounts of exercise, from one hour per week, can deliver significant protection against depression,' says Professor Samuel Harvey, the study's lead author, to the Telegraph 'These results highlight the great potential to integrate exercise into individual mental health plans and broader public health campaigns.

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Fortunately for most Canadians, the average commute time was recorded at approximately 25 minutes, according to the 2011 National Household Survey. And if you think that the way to pump up your IQ is through brain games, think again. Just try and avoid those long hours on the road if possible.

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