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sedentary

1. (of animals) moving about very little, usually because of attachment to a rock or other surface
2. (of animals) not migratory
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Overweight and obesity originate in an inappropriate diet, associated with sedentariness, which may start in childhood.
With the arrival of the Arab traders this had already begun to change, as the Kumu redirected their productive activity from a largely subsistence-based hunting economy towards supplying the Arab-Swahili caravans with ivory and food, which led to increased sedentariness (Mwene-Batende 1982: 94-9).
With an increasing incidence of CRC attributed to rapid acquirement of western lifestyle habits such as high caloric nutrition and sedentariness, there is a focus on novel preventative or therapeutic treatments.
The global incidence of CRC is increasing, and due to rapid acquirement of western lifestyle habits such as high caloric nutrition and sedentariness, CRC increasingly also affects people in newly industrialized countries (Center et al.
relationship between plantar pressures, physical activity and sedentariness among preschool children.
Sedentariness was assessed by screen time (hours/day spent before the TV or computer) and (separately) sitting time (hours per day spent sitting for any purpose).
They are meant to help increase circulation in the legs and minimize the swelling that can result from prolonged sedentariness.
Declining levels of physical activity and subsequent increased sedentariness seem to have become normative lifestyles for many SA children.
Observational studies seem to show that more frequent and more intense physical activity lowers inflammation more than sedentariness.
Authors Daniela Schmid and Dr Michael Leitzmann, of Germany's University of Regensburg, wrote in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute: "That sedentariness has a detrimental impact on cancer even among physically active persons implies that limiting the time spent sedentary may play an important role in preventing cancer.