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COMMUTING VS MOVING

January 4, 2017 5:14 pm
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COMMUTING VS MOVING

COMMUTING VS MOVING

There are people in the world that commute an enormous distance! We know of people that might work in England and live abroad! However, what effect does a long commute have, and could moving closer to your work have benefits?

Many of our employees commute to work in the mornings, as I am sure you do too. Commuting has become the norm and often people looking for work don’t even consider how long the commute will be until they are certain they have the job. There are also people that choose to commute from far distances, as many believe that they can get more property for their money in the countryside, or maybe they just prefer the lifestyle outside the city. For whatever reason you commute, there are some real concerns you should consider.

Safeworkers.co.uk say, “The biggest effects on long commutes to work tend to relate to stress-related health issues, the impact upon personal relationships and performance at work. Long hours of commuting, especially if you’re driving, is associated with high blood pressure, musculoskeletal disorders, increased anger and resentment at work, absenteeism, lateness, and an ability to concentrate and perform to the same standards as those who live in much closer proximity to the workplace. Long commutes can also increase the risk of heart attacks, flu, depression etc. On a global scale, the effects of commuting are only too plain to see, contributing to air pollution, global warming, urban sprawl and traffic congestion.” – http://www.safeworkers.co.uk/effectsoflongcommutestowork.html

Keeping this in consideration, we could conclude that commuting is all bad for you! Well actually the BBC say, “Lengthy commutes, between an hour and an hour-and-a-half long, have the most negative effect on personal wellbeing, the ONS research found, while taking the bus to work on a journey lasting more than 30 minutes was the commuting option most likely to give us the grumps.”- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26190236. In this case it looks like anything under an hour should actually be ok.

So how long is your commute, under an hour? Well if not then have you thought about moving closer to your work place? We can help you with this. We understand that if you work in Manchester City Centre then ideally you want to live in the City Centre. However, if City Centre living is not your thing then have you thought about some of Manchester’s fantastic suburbs? Having offices in Altrincham, Hale, Sale, Urmston and Swinton means that you don’t have to live hours away, or even abroad, to get your slice of country suburban living.

Thornley Groves could hold the key to a balanced work/commute relationship!  So if you are interested then feel free to explore this website further and find your dream home!

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