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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With many people seeking respite from the heat of summer by staying indoors, it can be easy to fall back into a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits.
Sedentary: Sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity.
Around 68 per cent of urban children lead a sedentary lifestyle with hardly any involvement in outdoor games.
The combination of smoking and an active lifestyle was associated with significantly worse lung function than was the combination of nonsmoking and a sedentary lifestyle in blacks, on the basis of data from more than 3,000 participants in the Jackson Heart Study.
In this study, the researchers examined the joint effect of smoking and sedentary lifestyle on heart health in blacks, using data from the Jackson Heart Study, a population-based observational study including black adults aged 21-94 years living in the area of Jackson, Miss.
Major Finding: Smoking has a stronger effect on lung function than does a sedentary lifestyle in a black population.
Previously, studies have shown that sedentary lifestyle and overeating greatly increase one's risk of impaired glucose metabolism and diabetes.
Girls: What We Know, What We Need to Know," ecologist Sandra Steingraber argues that unfettered access to computers and TVs over the last 30 years has led to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle among kids in the U.
The fact that our eating habits, sedentary lifestyle and subsequently chronic illnesses have infiltrated not only other cultures but also our beloved pets should give us cause for concern.
For school age children, breaks are essential to not only healthy cognitive development, but to help reduce or eliminate stress and the promotion of a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to depression, obesity, suicide or overall poor mental health.
Those who reveal a sedentary lifestyle will be prescribed a range of activities including dancing and trampolining.