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Women who sit more than 7 hours a day are more likely to be depressive

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Researchers from Victoria University and the University of Queensland recruited nearly 9,000 women ages 50 to 55 who responded to surveys in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2010. Researchers kept tabs on depressive symptoms and physical activity levels as well.

Findings published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that women who sat for more than seven hours a day were at a 47% higher risk for depressive symptoms than women who sat for four hours or less per day. Women who didn’t exercise had a 99 percent higher risk for depression compared with women who exercised for 30 minutes a day on most days.

However, all that sitting wasn’t associated with future signs of depression, but rather "in the moment" feelings of depression.

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