In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, adults sat far more hours during the day than normal, working from home and shopping and ordering food online. In a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, researchers at Iowa State University collected data about mood and behavior for over 2,300 adults across the country. They observed that this sitting for significant amounts of time was associated with increased symptoms of depression and anxiety. Even worse for our mental health was the fact that we largely replaced the more healthy sitting at family gatherings with watching television and browsing social media.
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The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book