sedentary living

sedentary living

Etymology: L, sedentarius + AS, lif
a pattern of daily living that requires a minimum amount of physical effort.
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The other, known as Bani-Hizzan, was sedentary living within the wadis of al-Yamama in eastern Najd, just south of their purported cousins, the Bani-Hanifa of the Bakr ibn-Wa'el, who inhabited modern-day Riyadh.
Domestication of poaceous cereal crops such as maize (corn), wheat, rice, barley, and millet lies at the foundation of sedentary living and civilization around the world, and the Poaceae still constitute the most economically important plant family in modern times, providing forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch) and fuel (ethanol), as well as food.
They need that encouragement because we live in an era of helicopter parents, electronic toys which encourage sedentary living, and political correctness which lulls us to self-censor ourselves when we ought to speak, and to do.
The doctor added, "The spinal condition was caused by a combination of factors including poor lifestyle -- improper posture and sedentary living, and genetics.
He said the problem had "been 40 years in the making" and blamed fast food and sedentary living.
Changes in organizational practices and the built environment are therefore important to make Canadian society less supportive of sedentary living.
Sedentary living increases our risk of developing noncommunicable diseases.
As some of WalesEURO health experts wrote in a letter to the Western Mail this week: EUR[pounds sterling]Physical inactivity and sedentary living are among the leading causes of chronic disease, ill-health and death in Wales.
Obesity amongst children and adults in Wales has increased to an extraordinarily high level and, as a consequence, we are beginning to experience an epidemic of type 2 diabetes and other conditions related to this weight gain and sedentary living.
According to the World Health Organization, sedentary living, or physical inactivity, is the greatest health risk for older adults.
Lifestyle choices such as smoking, sedentary living and poor nutrition increase the risk of needing long-term care and may result in the need for more extensive services at the end of life.