Sedentary Behavior: Emerging Evidence for a New Health Risk

Owen, Neville; Sparling, Phillip B.; Healy, Genevieve N.; Dunstan, David W.; Matthews, Charles E.
December 2010
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2010, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p1138
Academic Journal
In this article the authors discuss the health risk of sedentary behavior. The authors explain that sedentary behavior, which involves physical activities that expend very little energy, can contribute cardiometabolic risk including central adiposity, skeletal muscle contractions, and less glocuse-stimulated insulin secretion. The authors also note that sedentary behavior such as waking hours sitting can be a risk factor for an all-cause mortality.


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