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of inactive habits; pertaining to a sitting posture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Characterized by or requiring much sitting: a sedentary job.
2. Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
3. Attached or rooted; sessile: sedentary marine organisms.

sed′en·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
sed′en·tar′i·ness n.
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(of animals) attached to the substrate and not moving along it.
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Patient discussion about sedentary

Q. Which of the diseases are possible outcome of inactivity? what may be the good effect of activity and adverse effect of inactivity on the person’s health. Which of the diseases are possible outcome of inactivity?

A. being lazy affect every aspect and every system in our body. from the central nervous system to kidney and urinary system. obesity is caused most of the times due to laziness, and that leads to heart, musculo-skeletal problems and even cancer.

Q. Can prolonged inactivity increase lithium levels? Have noted increased tremors, blurred vision, poor coordination and muscle weakness.

A. BeansMom - what you describe does sounds like an overdose of lithium! this is an emergency and you should go to a hospital! drink more fluids and go o the hospital!
i'm not sure what you mean about inactivity, you mean physical activity? i know that if you change the amount of salt in your diet that can cause change of lithium amount in your blood.

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Koster, "Moderate activity and fitness, not sedentary time, are independently associated with cardio-metabolic risk in U.S.
'Employers should encourage workers to reduce sedentary work by interrupting sitting and substituting it with standing or walking,' the DOLE said.
Despite strong evidence and recommendations for achieving 150 minutes/week of MVPA, many living with type 2 diabetes do not engage in sufficient physical activity (11-13) and spend much of their time sedentary. (9) Much of this evidence around physical activity and sedentary behaviour has been gathered via self-report questionnaires.
Only the youngest group surveyed - 16 to 24-year-olds - are less sedentary than over-75s on weekdays.
[7] carried out a study to compare handgrip strength among 100 laborers and sedentary females and reported higher height, weight, body mass index (BMI), hand length, hand breadth and handgrip strength in the dominant hand of sedentary females compared to active laborers.
[2] Only the most physically active persons were "protected" from the increased risk associated with sedentary behaviour.
To date, the majority of research examining PA and sedentary time in young adults has utilized self-report measures.
The Sedentary and Transport Activity Questionnaire (STAQ) [24] assessed the last 4-week PA and SBs in daily life contexts including work, leisure, and transportation.
They cover concepts and the context of sedentary behavior, sedentary behavior and health, measuring and analyzing sedentary behavior, sedentary behavior and subpopulations, and changing sedentary behavior.
The first strategy was designed to interrupt sedentary time using short breaks of moderate walking and the other strategy used a standard walking program.
Ulf Ekelund, Ph.D., from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, and colleagues conducted a systematic review and harmonized meta-analysis to examine the dose-response associations between all-cause mortality and accelerometer-assessed total physical activity, different intensities of physical activity, and sedentary time.