A new study out of MIT found that DRIVING in bad traffic causes the same stress in your body as jumping out of an airplane. We're thinking it doesn't quite give you the same adrenaline rush of course, but all the stress is there.
For the study, researchers measured people's facial expressions, heart rate, and stress levels in different situations. Tough driving situationsand extreme sports both led to the same facial expressions and reactions in the body.
In fact, on a day to day basis, driving is usually the most stressful thing we do. Even more stressful than the average day of work.
The study also randomly found the least stressful thing we do on a daily basis to be: eating breakfast.