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Exercise With A Friend To Help You Both Stay Safer On The Road

The Hartford

Exercise can have many benefits for our physical and mental well-being. But did you know it may also help you be a safer driver?  To enjoy exercising, even more, ask a friend to join you.

Here’s Why

With the MIT AgeLab, we researched the connection between physical exercise and driving and found some fascinating results.  Our research tracked experienced drivers ages 60-74 as they followed a physical fitness program for 15-20 minutes per day over eight to 10 weeks.

Drivers in the study who were asked to exercise daily:

  • Reported greater ease in turning their heads to see blind spots when changing lanes or to back up;
  • Were able to rotate their bodies further to scan the driving environment while making right-hand turns;
  • Were able to get into their cars more rapidly, demonstrating increased overall flexibility.

The research also surveyed drivers 50+ and found that half have not considered how exercise might be beneficial to their ability to drive. Read More

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