An article in the New York Times today points out that commuters are not the only people racking up ridiculous miles on their cars these days. Stay-at-home moms and dads are driving more than there commuting partners in many instances, to get kids to playdates, sports practices, school events and other activities.
This is taking away their time to do other things, such as exercising, spending quality time with family, preparing homemade meals and getting enough sleep, of all things (I solve this problem by sleeping on the bus). The results are, according to this article, a strain on our physical and mental health.
Here’s how commuting, and chauffering kids around, is impacting your health. And your waistline.