The Diagnosis Of Sedentary Lifestyle

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The “diagnosis of Sedentary lifestyle includes three defining characteristics: (a) chooses a daily routine lacking physical exercise, (b) demonstrates physical de-conditioning, and (c) verbalizes preference for activities low in physical activity” (Guedes). These characteristics prevail in society today because individuals view movement as a depletive rather than a constructive resource. Although many realize physical activity is important, they still do not partake, for it is easier to sit and relax than it is to get up and move. However, living a sedentary lifestyle results in lowered motivation, according to Wasilewski and Olson (par.9). Hence, after one has given in to living a sedentary lifestyle, it becomes difficult to change, for…show more content…
The study used how often the men watched television to measure their fitness level (Sedentary Lifestyle Boosts … par.2). After ten years, 1,058 of the men had developed the disease. The study found that the longer individuals indulge in watching television, the higher their risk becomes developing type-two diabetes (Sedentary Lifestyle Boosts… par.4). "’Increasing physical activity is associated with a significant reduction in risk for diabetes, whereas a sedentary lifestyle indicated by prolonged TV watching is directly related to risk’, concluded Hu and coauthors” of the study (qtd. in Sedentary Lifestyle Boosts … par.6). In other words, inactivity results in illness. Sedentariness can also increase endometrial and breast cancer in women, according to Rachael Rettner. Rettner wrote the article, “Women Who Sit Too Much Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk”, which examines a study done by Swedish researchers (par. 2). The study followed a group of healthy women for twenty-five years. The participants were separated into three groups: those who were purely sedentary, those who were slightly active, and those who were active (par. 3). The sedentary women were 2.4 times more likely to develop endometrial and breast cancer than the women who were more active (par.4). Similarly,
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