New polls from Gallup show that commuting adversely affects physical and emotional health. Those with longer commutes suffer back and neck pain and worry more than non-commuters. "Commuting is a health and psychological hazard, not to mention the carnage and wasted time on our over-clogged roads," says Richard Florida at The Atlantic. "It's time to put commuting right beside smoking and obesity on the list of priorities for improving the health and well-being of Americans." The Gallup polls were conducted as telephone surveys and asked respondents about their commuting time and the status of their physical and emotional health.