Sitting down has been linked to an increase in anxiety.
Sitting down all day has been linked to increased anxiety, a new study finds.
Low energy activities like watching TV, working at a computer or playing electronic games may all be linked to anxiety.
The link between sedentary behaviours and worse physical health is well-established.
This study is the first to review the evidence on sedentary behaviours and the psychological impact on anxiety.
Dr Megan Teychenne, who led the study, said:
“Anecdotally — we are seeing an increase in anxiety symptoms in our modern society, which seems to parallel the increase in sedentary behavior.
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 another foundation for further investigating the link between sedentary behavior and anxiety symptoms.”