According to the UK specialists, this could prove unhealthy as it puts pressure on the heart and causes dizziness and breathing problems. However, many of the volunteers had no idea they were experiencing stress. 67 percent of the women and 50 percent of men said they did not feel any stress after 20 minutes in heavy traffic, even though the readings showed otherwise. According to the study, 48 percent of UK adults commute to work by car on a daily basis, with those exposed constantly to traffic jams risking stress-related health problems, which in turn could make their driving potentially dangerous.
Psychologists explained that men are more stressed because their normal response to a difficult situation is known as “fight or flight”. In other words, they either confront it or walk away from it. However, they cannot do anything about a traffic jam, so they sit and get mad. Women, on the other hand, cope better with these kinds of situations, using numerous methods such as singing to a tune on the radio to relieve the pressure. The study shows that 77% of British drivers choose to listen to music when caught up in traffic jams. So guys, upload your favorite music into your Ipod or thumb drive and play them away in heavy traffic!