Maybe You’re Sad Because You’re Sitting

“Your mental health is intricately connected to the amount of time you spend sitting. One study after another continues to reveal that your risk for depression soars the longer you are sedentary. Sitting also increases psychological distress, and decreases feelings of well-being…. Some of the psychological effects of sitting include putting your mind in a state of mental funk, affecting your productivity at home or work, the accumulation of ‘sticky blood,’ and harsh spikes in your blood sugar rapidly affecting the fluctuation of your moods. Winter unfortunately exacerbates excessive sitting, as opposed to other seasons when one is naturally more active.”