Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Health: Paradigm Paralysis or Paradigm Shift?

Katzmarzyk, Peter T.
November 2010
Diabetes;Nov2010, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p2717
Academic Journal
The article discusses the health implications of physical activity and sedentary lifestyle or behavior. Studies that illustrate the association between physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and all-cause mortality are discussed. The influence of sedentary behavior on health, mortality and chronic diseases is also explained. The authors conclude by emphasizing the importance of moderate to vigorous physical activity to health.


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