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:   readersdigest.ca

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Health . 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


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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 . By Sam Benson Smith, RD.com. You might want to reconsider your long work commute after reading this.

In a recent study, people reported more mental distress when the days were shorter and there was less sunshine. Throughout history, people have attributed scary looking and unfamiliar illnesses to dark forces, including witches and demons.

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.

Women are less happy than men until they hit this decade, according to new research

  Women are less happy than men until they hit this decade, according to new research Women are less happy than men until they hit this decade, according to new research Every year, British researchers release data from the Health Survey for England, an ongoing study designed to monitor trends in the country’s health. The 2016 findings, released this week, included data about obesity (rates have remained similar since 2010), blood pressure (28% of adults have hypertension), smoking (there’s been a steady decline since 1993), and more.But it was the mental-health findings that made some major headlines around the world.

But what does the evidence say about the relationship between mass shooters and mental illness? Are these acts of violence really a mental health problem? “The idea of losing the capacity to control one’ s thoughts or behaviours is scary and alien, which translates into fear of mental illness

You will probably not be shocked to hear that being a woman in the world can be hard on your your mental health . The link between poverty, social inequality and mental health is, according to one researcher, "a well-recognized fact."

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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