Spending eight hours a day on your desk chair and then flopping onto the sofa in front of the TV in the evenings. It’s not good and we’ve known that for a while. It increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and can cause muscular and articular complaints. It doesn’t do you much good mentally, either. People who sit a lot, often feel drained and have an increased chance of depression. But why do people sit so much? Is there a link between sitting and their other activities? How do they experience their own health? Maud Daemen, a master’s student of Health Education and Promotion, wrote her thesis on that subject. And with this, she won the Catharina Pijls Encouragement Prize 2020.