Updated: May 3, 2021
There is a growing body of evidence that an inactive lifestyle maybe contributing to ill-health and disease. According to the authors of one scientific publication, a systematic review of multiple research studies, inactivity or ‘sedentarism’ possess a distinct risk factor for obesity, type 2 diabetes, many different types of cancers and cardiovascular disease.
But what does it mean to be inactive?
At its simplest spending the majority of your waking day sitting or in a supine position would constitute as being inactive. The typical lifestyle of modern man/woman is one of physical inertness. After 8 horizontal hours in the sack the majority of people commute to work in a vehicle of some description. Once at their desk they may remain inactive – physically – for another 8-hours. On escaping the office and arriving back home their evening will probably be spent in front of a screen of some description.