sedentary lifestyle


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sedentary lifestyle

A lifestyle involving little exercise, even of the least strenuous type. Sedentary living is associated with weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and, in many studies, an increased risk of coronary artery disease.
See: physical fitness; risk factor
See also: sedentary
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The results indicate that younger Australians are living increasingly more sedentary lifestyles than their predecessors, with less time spent in physical exercise than people of retirement age," she added.
Welty and others indict a sedentary lifestyle as a primary culprit in cardiovascular disease and bulging waistlines among the nation's tribes.
Well, yes, I can see that it might well be that our bodies have failed to adapt to high-energy foods and our sedentary lifestyles.
Nastase, his slight paunch the only concession to age and a more sedentary lifestyle, seems stronger on generalities than specific campaign promises.
Hei stresss that watching television doesn't cause high cholesterol, but it may indicate a sedentary lifestyle.
When this factor is coupled with an abundance of rich foods, large restaurant portion sizes, and a sedentary lifestyle, many Americans are at risk or suffering from emotional eating disorders.
Researcher Derek Robertson said: "We are challenging the idea that technology encourages a sedentary lifestyle.
That was 10 years ago, and her first reaction was to ignore it - until she discovered how dangerous her high-calorie, sedentary lifestyle had become.
People with the genetic odds stacked against them can minimize their weight gain by altering environment risk factors such as diet or a sedentary lifestyle, Burns says.
Of these patients, 90-95 percent are afflicted with different forms of type 2 diabetes, a condition that is expected to become increasingly widespread, due to the increasing number of elderly, a more sedentary lifestyle and rapidly growing incidence of obesity.
We know that TV and computer games outside school are contributing to a much more sedentary lifestyle.
But Strahl and his collaborators suggest that the hoatzin's foregut, a prerequisite for digesting its leafy diet, may reflect an evolutionary tradeoff that accounts for many of its other peculiarities, including a sedentary lifestyle.