Saturday, April 5, 2014

Happy Commuting With Ford - AutomotiveSTYLE


How bad is your road rage? Or, do you not have road rage but spend a lot of time miserably commuting every day? Well, surprisingly there's a way to make it better. Introducing The Pursuit of a Happy Commute with Ford!


Recently I attended an event sponsored by Ford to the kick-off "The Pursuit of a Happy Commute," a one-of-a-kind campaign that takes a look at how your commute affects well-being, relationships, mood and your overall quality of life. It included a panel discussion featuring and moderated by E! News anchor Catt Sadler, Ford's own Amy Marentic, Flywheel co-founder Ruth Zukerman (not pictured) and NY Times bestselling author/Bad Boy Steve Santagati.  


Did you know that two-thirds of Americans spend at least 30 minutes commuting, which is more than they are exercising (57%).  The majority of drivers say that their commute has little positive impact on maintaining a regular exercise routine or supporting overall health goals like eating well or maintaining a healthy weight. The panelists provided a solution: Stay on health track while on the road with apps such as Food Tripping, an app developed by FORD and SHFT.com that allows users to easily locate sustainable food options on-the-go and in the car. The free app provides people with a variety of sustainable food options from farm-to-table restaurants and juice bars to fresh produce stands and organic grocery stores, allowing drivers to make smart, healthy and sustainable food choices on the road.  

Speaking of food choices...the menu at Park Lounge at Gansevoort was DELISH! Not the best food to eat in the car but perfect for this event!






The majority of Americans say that their commute is typically not enjoyable – using words like stressful, frustrating and boring to describe their daily drives. Are you one of those people too? Here's a "Spring Cleaning" cure: The “Myth of Multitasking” trend from the 2014 Looking Further with Ford Trend report shows that there is an importance to disconnecting during ones commute. To help commuters do this, Ford has developed a “Do Not Disturb” feature to block calls – helping drivers truly disconnect on their way home and decrease stress levels.

I'll definitely take these tips to heart as I seem to be stylishly driving around on one travel adventure or another all the time and the highlight of the evening for me was connect with another Mom who does it all and has it all...the career, husband and kids and seem to be juggling it all with a fashionable level of ease, the one and only Catt Sadler.

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