Sitting Linked to Increased Anxiety

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A new study has found that low-energy activities that involve sitting are associated with an increased risk of anxiety. “Anecdotally we are seeing an increase in anxiety symptoms in our modern society, which seems to parallel the increase in sedentary behavior,” said Megan Teychenne, lead researcher and lecturer at Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) in Australia. “Thus, we were interested to see whether these two factors were, in fact, linked. Also, since research has shown positive associations between sedentary behavior and depressive symptoms, this was

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Published By: Psych Central – Monday, 22 June, 2015


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