Sitting for Long Periods at Work Contributes to Anxiety, Depression

For many people, sitting at a desk for hours at a time is just part of the job, even as research continues to reveal links between prolonged sitting and a number of serious health issues ranging from a heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes to increased rates of obesity and heart disease, and even premature death.

But a recent study on the psychological impacts of sitting all day at work may get managers to stand up and take notice. New research demonstrates that sitting for longer than six hours a day at work not only carries a physical toll, but may also increase risks of mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

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