Have you ever noticed that the longer you sit, the more anxious you feel?
Well, there’s a scientific reason for that: It’s because sitting for 2 hours or more makes the stress hormone cortisol build up in our system – without any way to be released. That’s according to the journal BioMed Central Public Health. To combat that rising stress, all you have to do is rise, yourself! Stand up, stretch, take a short walk. That’ll significantly reduce cortisol production and your feelings of stress.