physical inactivity

physical inactivity

A sedentary state. Cf Physical activity.
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Physical inactivity may seem like an easy problem to solve, but it is a struggle to keep oneself moving.
They said the reasons behind the rise of this disease in Pakistan are use of increasing trend of junk and fast food, soft drinks, smoking, overweight, obesity, physical inactivity, stress and depression and lack of periodic checkup of blood sugar level.
ISLAMABAD -- Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity are key risk factors for the major non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes.
For older Americans, the most important are hearing loss, obesity, high blood pressure (see our cover article for more on this topic), smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation, and diabetes.
The association between physical inactivity and these cancers persisted in both obese and non-obese participants, the researchers reported (Cancer Epidemiology, August 2017).
They are calling for urgent disease prevention policies aimed at improving diet, reducing alcohol consumption, helping smokers to quit, and targeting high blood pressure and physical inactivity.
But the BHF's Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour Report 2017 finds that in some parts of the country nearly half of adults are not meeting the official guidelines.
The other risk factors listed (with potential risk reductions) are: physical inactivity (36%), poor diet (23%), obesity (19%), smoking (12%), heart causes (9%), diabetes (4%), alcohol use (6%), stress (6%), and blood fats (27%).
They found that animal protein intake was linked to an eight percent greater risk for death in people who also had at least one other unhealthy lifestyle risk factor, such as smoking, heavy alcohol intake, being overweight or obese, and physical inactivity.
In the first study of its kind, researchers estimated that physical inactivity cost $67.
Physical inactivity is recognised internationally as a significant, independent and modifiable risk factor contributing to the increased prevalence of NCDs.
A mountain of evidence documents that physical inactivity raises a person's risk of premature death, as well as the risks of diseases such as heart disease and cancer.