There are several benefits associated with working from home and reports show that every 1 out 10 workers in America prefer to work from home for atleast once in a week. The trend of working from home has gained popularity in the United States during the year 2005 – 2012.
It is reported that 86% of America's work force drive to their work place on their own vehicles. The average travel time required for an American individual to reach his/her office is 25.1 minutes. Usually a typical worker would save around 22 hours of journey time by working from home.
Individuals working from home can save oil and reduce the emission of green house gases. On an average a commuter, spends more than $ 1500 on gasoline and they pay 8.4% more insurance when compared to non-commuters.
There are few health risks associated with commuters such as increase in BMI (Body mass index), increase in waist circumferences, increases blood pressure and enhances the level of stress.