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So it looks like I will be commuting (45 minutes or so each way) starting in August
Looking for ‘life hacks’ - gadgets, healthy snacks, apps, et al - that you’ve discovered that help your commutes

I’m slightly concerned bc I do get some hamstring and lower back issues when I sit too long (I actually used to site on tennis balls to help stretch my hamstring on long drives

Thanks in advance
 

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So it looks like I will be commuting (45 minutes or so each way) starting in August
Looking for ‘life hacks’ - gadgets, healthy snacks, apps, et al - that you’ve discovered that help your commutes

I’m slightly concerned bc I do get some hamstring and lower back issues when I sit too long (I actually used to site on tennis balls to help stretch my hamstring on long drives

Thanks in advance
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Long ago I knew of an older gentleman who would start his daily afternoon commute from NOLA to somewhere across the Causeway with a 6- pack of 16 ounce Budweiser’s. Everyday.
I would have never guessed that you would travel in the same circle as someone who drinks and drives.
 

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Long ago I knew of an older gentleman who would start his daily afternoon commute from NOLA to somewhere across the Causeway with a 6- pack of 16 ounce Budweiser’s. Everyday.
I would have never guessed that you would travel in the same circle as someone who drinks and drives.
 

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So it looks like I will be commuting (45 minutes or so each way) starting in August
Looking for ‘life hacks’ - gadgets, healthy snacks, apps, et al - that you’ve discovered that help your commutes

I’m slightly concerned bc I do get some hamstring and lower back issues when I sit too long (I actually used to site on tennis balls to help stretch my hamstring on long drives

Thanks in advance
I commuted from LaPlace to downtown New Orleans for 5 or 6 years. It really blows. But, if you are going against traffic, it might not be as bad. The only thing that kept me slightly sane was audiobooks. Audible is a decent deal.
 

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It's been awhile since I commuted but I always liked trying to be as productive as possible during my commute. Making any phone calls that needed to be made to take care of life things, making those relationship-maintenance phone calls to family and friends, etc.

If I'm going to lose 10 hours a week sitting in my car I want to use it to get things done that I'd otherwise have to do with my free time, so that I can maximize the free time I do have.
 

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I commuted from LaPlace to downtown New Orleans for 5 or 6 years. It really blows. But, if you are going against traffic, it might not be as bad. The only thing that kept me slightly sane was audiobooks. Audible is a decent deal.
audible is well worth the $100 a year or so subscription
 

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It's been awhile since I commuted but I always liked trying to be as productive as possible during my commute. Making any phone calls that needed to be made to take care of life things, making those relationship-maintenance phone calls to family and friends, etc.

If I'm going to lose 10 hours a week sitting in my car I want to use it to get things done that I'd otherwise have to do with my free time, so that I can maximize the free time I do have.
I don't like enough people to take up 10 hours a week with personal phone calls.
 

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Pick up some language CDs. With that commute you could be speaking a new language in no time. Podcasts are another obvious choice.

long car trips made me realize I had to have a car with leather seats. They just have more support for us back and sciatic sufferers. Get yourself a back pillow and/or donut. I can’t have it behind me at all times but I think the changing helps as much as the forced posture.
 

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My dad used to commute from Algiers to Empire. About 50 to 60 minutes. He learned Spanish.

Seriously. He had a co-worker from Honduras so he could practice at work. His Spanish is still decent and it was learned in commutes.

I just don’t have that kind of discipline. He’s not proud.
Meanwhile I've spent the last 20 years listening to my ipod and surfing SaintsReport on my daily train rides. Kind of makes me feel like I've wasted my life now.
 

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