Very Clever Commuting Hacks


It’s easy to focus on the downsides of a long commute. The average UK commuter spends 58 minutes every day travelling to and from work, and that’s before you factor in traffic jams, train delays and strikes. 

In fact, a recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health found that the average UK commuter consumes an extra 800 calories a day thanks to their journey to work. To make matters worse, long commutes are also associated with high blood pressure and an increased BMI.  The study found that 55% of people had increased stress due to their commute, whilst 44% felt their commute deprived them of time with their families.

Booming house prices mean that many people are choosing to live in commuter hotspots, instead of paying a premium for city centre living. A recent study by estate agents eMoov even highlighted the price benefits of commuting, by plane, to London from other UK cities such as Glasgow or Manchester.

So, with our time spent commuting only likely to increase, is there not more we could be doing to make the most of it?

Take a look at our infographic below, where we’ve rounded up some of the best suggestions for hacking your daily commute and getting the most out of your travel time.

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This post was updated on the 21st October, 2016

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