[The paradox of being physically active but sedentary or sedentary but physically active]

Rev Med Chil. 2014 Jan;142(1):72-8. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872014000100011.
[Article in Spanish]


The use of objective methods to measure physical activity and thus assess sedentary lifestyle, may change the definition of individuals as being sedentary or physically active. This situation would also interfere on the benefits of physical activity and the dangerous effects of sedentary lifestyle on health. The aim of this review is to clarify the changes that have recently occurred in this area. These could be included in future health care strategies and recommendations for the population.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Health Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Motor Activity*
  • Sedentary Behavior*