Researchers analysed the habits of nearly 9000 women over several years’ time.
They found that women who sat for more than seven hours a day had a 47% higher risk of depression than women who at for four hours or less per day.
Excessive sitting resulted in an increase in depression symptoms among middle-aged women
This is due to more frequent standing movement, which reduces muscular tension and improves circulation.
Roelofs and Straker found in a 2002 study that alternating between sitting and standing reduces discomfort and is the preferred posture reported by 70% of the subjects.
Another study by Dainoff in 2002 found that office workers who alternate between sitting and standing showed better productivity