Taking public transportation is supposed to be healthy for the environment, but after my experience today, I am wondering if it is healthy for me.
I had a doctor appointment today (routine yearly checkup) and decided to take the bus. Walking to the bus stop was healthy, especially since I got to the stop and realized that due to construction, I needed to walk even farther to a different stop so the bus could actually pull over.
Extra walking. That's healthy.
The bus took me to a transfer point, where I boarded another bus, which sat and idled for about 10 minutes before departing. I breathed exhaust as we waited.
Same thing on the way back home. Took one bus to the transfer point, sat in an idling bus breathing exhaust for 11 minutes. Then we got caught in construction traffic and I inhaled even more exhaust from the traffic around us (as well as the bus).
By the time I got home I was feeling ill and had a headache.
The rest of the day I felt "exhaust"ed.