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Sedentary Lifestyle

Sedentary Lifestyle
What is a sedentary lifestyle?
Sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle most commonly
found in modern (particularly Western) cultures. It is
characterized by sitting or remaining inactive for most of
the day (for example in an office or at home). It is
believed to be a factor in obesity and other disorders
primarily heart disease (!!!.!i"ipedia.com)
Sedentary lifestyle can also be defined as a
lifestyle of inactivity in !hich a person fails to
participate in at least 20 consecutive minutes of
exercise 3 times per !ee".

What #re $he %roblems (&ons)?
'ealth
Sedentary Lifestyle is one of the () leading causes of
death and disabilities in the !orld*
Lac" of physical activity doubles the ris" for+
, &ardiovascular disease
, $ype - diabetes
, .besity
, 'igh blood pressure
, .steoporosis
, &olon and breast cancer

%roblems (&ons) &ontinued
Statistics sho! that due to physical inactivity
different chronic illnesses are on the rise.
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(-./ million people have coronary heart disease
,
(.( million suffer from a heart attac" in a given year
,
(0 million have diabetes (1)2134 have type II !hich
is associated !ith obesity an inactivity.
,
()0 thousand people are diagnosed !ith colon cancer
each year
,
3) million people have high blood pressure
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5ore than ()6 million adults are obese or over!eight.

$he %ositive Side
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%eople can meet !ith less focus on
physical appearance and more on
personality.
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With online shopping and delivery
services people !ith limited means of
transportation or mobility can be more
independent.
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Life is much more convenient.

Impacts .n 8ec and Leisure
Services
In today9s society the sedentary lifestyle is
becoming more common. Since
recreation is about getting out and
participating many recreation centers are
being hurt from lac" of participation.
,
&amps and 8ec centers loose funding
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&ommunity support is not there
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Loss of recreation :ob opportunities

Impacts &ontinued
;ocus has to be shifted to a more sedentary
style of 8ec and leisure.
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&yber caf<s
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5ovies
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=ap &enters


Solutions
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Solutions &ontinued
8ecreation &enters
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&ampus 8ecreation
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&ounty 8ecreation
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.utdoor 8ecreation
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Intramurals
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Sports Leagues (baseball softball"
bas"etball masters s!im@)

Solutions &ontinued
.rganized Andurance Avents
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Start small
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8aise money for a good cause
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Spar"s an interest
,
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Incorporate .ther #ctivities

Lifestyle &hallenge
In What !ays has our lifestyle become more
sedentary in your lifetime?
Any Ideas

Some Ideas

Lifestyle &hallenge
$a"e ( minute and !rite do!n !ays to ma"e
your lifestyle less sedentary.
Axamples
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$a"e the stairs instead of the elevator
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Bse a push mo!er to mo! the la!n.
'o! many !ays did you come up !ith?

Lifestyle &hallenge
'o! can !e "eep the convenience of a
sedentary lifestyle but remain active and
healthy?
What !ill our lifestyles be li"e in -) years?

8eferences
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http://www.wikipedia.com
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http://womenswealth.atena.com/WH/ih
t/WH/r.WSIHW000
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http://aspe.hhs.go/health/reports/physi
calactiity/inde!.shtml