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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Prof Nam Cho, who is from South Korea, said Asians produced lesser insulin as compared to people of other races and so when they adopted a sedentary lifestyle they tended to develop diabetes faster than people from other continents of the world.
Healthy lifestyle changes can reverse the effects of our sedentary lifestyle. Early onset of chronic pain can be avoided, and this study provides a target for each generation and where scrutiny must be exercised.
Build regular exercise into your daily routine: 'Couch potatoes' or those who lead a sedentary lifestyle primarily watching TV or playing video games are more than twice as likely to suffer back pain.
As these generally are seen among the younger population, curtailing the junk food, potato fries, carbonated sweetened beverages, reducing the sedentary lifestyle with less time spent on the couch with electronic gadgets are important.
It used an instrument with the variables related to identification, socio-demographic profile, to the related factors and signs and symptoms that constitute the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnosis "Sedentary lifestyle" of NANDA-I.
These include diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking including 'sheesha' and 'medwakh', abnormal lipid profiles, and sedentary lifestyles," says Dr Alsheikh-Ali.
Professor Anthony Barnett, University of Birmingham and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, commented: "The biggest driver for the worldwide epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes is overweight/obesity coupled with a sedentary lifestyle.
A sedentary lifestyle has been replaced by a hefty need to run and play for this expressive pooch who begs to explore and experience life to its fullest.
The disease is attributed to inadequate nutrition and sedentary lifestyle. The latest Survey on Heart Risk Factors (Efricard) says there are 10 diabetics for every 100 citizens and 15% could soon show signs of the disease.
In what may be the first study of its kind, Kent State University researchers found that, despite the phones' mobility, high use contributed to a sedentary lifestyle for some people.
Increased fear of falling can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle, which in turn leads to loss of independence, isolation and depression, and an overall lesser quality of life.
Liver disease, now the fifth biggest killer in the UK, has increased in the past year as British culture continues to embrace the daily consumption of alcohol and unhealthy food choices, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, the trust said.