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Doctor insights on: Sedentary Lifestyle

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How can I cease living a sedentary lifestyle?

How can I cease living a sedentary lifestyle?

Work at it.: Do you exercise at all? If given the choice, do you take the stairs or an elevator/escalator? Do you park close to a building or far away? Do you own a push or riding lawn mower? Or do you have a landscaping service and watch them cut your lawn from the window? Always look for simple ways to increase your activity every day. ...Read more

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Getting No Exercise (Definition)

Disuse atrophy occurs from a lack of physical exercise. In most people, muscle atrophy is caused by not using the muscles enough. People with sedentary jobs, medical conditions that limit their movement, or decreased activity levels can lose muscle tone and develop atrophy. This type of atrophy can be reversed with ...Read more


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What're the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle?

What're the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle?

Obesity.: A sedentary lifestyle mainly causes an unhealthy increase in body weight, which can then lead to diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, muscular weakness, osteoarthritis, ...Read more

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Why would some persons tend to have sedentary lifestyle?

Why would some persons tend to have sedentary lifestyle?

One contributor: Can be how healthy the behaviors were that our parents modeled for us. Once a person becomes deconditioned - it takes a significant effort to work back into a healthy, active lifestyle. Health problems, exhaustion, workaholism, competing responsibilities ; priorities can all get in the way of an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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What is the best way to transition from a sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle?

What is the best way to transition from a sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle?

Start by getting a : Medical approval from your physician. If you are deconditioned - work it up in baby steps. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Do I have an active, moderately active or mildly sedentary lifestyle? I bike daily 30-100 minutes a day

Do I have an active, moderately active or mildly sedentary lifestyle? I bike daily 30-100 minutes a day

Biking: 30-100 minutes daily is a big factor in an active lifestyle. If you sit in front of a TV or other screen for the rest of the day you negate some of that. Lifestyle looks a ones whole day. Social interaction and mental stimulation are part also. Keep at it. Peace and good health. How is your diet? ...Read more

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What is worse: a sedentary lifestyle or smoking?

What is worse: a sedentary lifestyle or smoking?

Controversial ? but: most authorities would say that, pound for pound (pun intended) it is smoking. However, far more people as a percentage of population are both sedentary and overweight, so its overall burden may be greater, but smokers suffer more cancer, heart disease, emphysema and other disorders than do non-smokers. The worst combination is both - people who smoke, are overweight and are sedentary. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle?

What are the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle?

See below:: The surgeon general’s report on physical activity and health states: a sedentary lifestyle is damaging the health of americans and bears responsibility for the growing obesity problem in this country. Sedentary lifestyle increases a person’s risk of premature death, as well as the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity and other diseases. ...Read more

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Going from sedentary lifestyle to walking 5 miles in one day?

Going from sedentary lifestyle to walking 5 miles in one day?

Moderation.: Kudos to you for ending your sedentary lifestyle, but i would recommend building up to that distance. Starting too quickly can lead to increased injuries as well as frustrations with not being able to meet goals. Write out a plan to build up to a goal over the next several days and weeks. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Lost 8kg in a year without exercise or changing eating habits, leads a sedentary lifestyle. The only change was leaving school. Should I worry?

Lost 8kg in a year without exercise or changing eating habits, leads a sedentary lifestyle. The only change was leaving school.  Should I worry?

I would: Start eating right and getting physically active. Not sure why leaving school would help you lose weight. But I'm assuming stress played a role. I would see your doctor for full work up. Just to make sure things are ok ...Read more

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I'm 27 year old female. .Sedentary lifestyle. .How much water does my body need given that i don't sweat much.

I'm 27 year old female. .Sedentary lifestyle. .How much water does my body need given that i don't sweat much.

General answer: In general, you should drink enough water so that your urine is clear or very light yellow at least twice a day. There is no magic number of glasses of water. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

No: Thyroid disease is usually autoimmune disease. Sedentary life style causes decinditioning, weakness and weight gain but not thyroid disease. ...Read more

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I Hve sedentary lifestyle. Does sinus rhythm and early repolarization pattern normal or not? Im 24 and not physically activ. Help please.

Not avtive: With your sedentary lifestyle at your age , and not physically active you MUST see a Psychologist as soon as you can. DO NOT DELAY! Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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What effect does switching from a sedentary lifestyle to one constant activity have on condition like carpal tunnel?

What effect does switching from a sedentary lifestyle to one constant activity have on condition like carpal tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel: Compression of the median nerve can occur with constant use of the upper extremity with pain and numbness sometimes dropping of objects from the affected hand.Sedentary lifestyle is preferred if cts develops although treatments are available. ...Read more

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