Study: Driving is one of life’s biggest stressors (Video)

WASHINGTON – Stress is part of everyday life and that everyday commute is a big factor, according to a recent study.

Funded by car maker Audi, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Lab study tracked a driver’s facial movements, heart rate and other vital signs as they drove and compared it to other activities.

Driving was more stressful than eating breakfast and giving a presentation.

However, skydiving, unsurprisingly, was more stressful.

Take a look at the video below to see the study’s first round, where a driver took a long spin through the congested streets of Boston.

WTOP’s Kyle Cooper contributed to this report.

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