The evolving definition of "sedentary"

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2008 Oct;36(4):173-8. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3181877d1a.


Studies that did not directly measure sedentary behavior often have been used to draw conclusions about the health effects of sedentariness. Future claims about the effects of sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous activities on health outcomes should be supported by data from studies in which all levels of physical activity are differentiated clearly and measured independently.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Health Behavior*
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Leisure Activities
  • Life Style*
  • Male
  • Motor Activity*
  • Terminology as Topic*