Physiological and health implications of a sedentary lifestyle

Tremblay, Mark Stephen, Colley, Rachel Christine, Saunders, Travis J., Healy, Genevieve Nissa and Owen, Neville (2010) Physiological and health implications of a sedentary lifestyle. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 35 6: 725-740. doi:10.1139/H10-079

Author Tremblay, Mark Stephen
Colley, Rachel Christine
Saunders, Travis J.
Healy, Genevieve Nissa
Owen, Neville
Title Physiological and health implications of a sedentary lifestyle
Journal name Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism   Check publisher's open access policy
Language of Journal Name eng
ISSN 1715-5312
Publication date 2010-12-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1139/H10-079
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 35
Issue 6
Start page 725
End page 740
Total pages 16
Place of publication Ottawa, ON, Canada
Publisher National Research Council of Canada
Language eng
Subject 2712 Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
1314 Physiology
2916 Nutrition and Dietetics
2737 Physiology (medical)
Abstract Sedentary behaviour is associated with deleterious health outcomes, which differ from those that can be attributed to a lack of moderate to vigorous physical activity. This has led to the field of "sedentary physiology", which may be considered as separate and distinct from exercise physiology. This paper gives an overview of this emerging area of research and highlights the ways that it differs from traditional exercise physiology. Definitions of key terms associated with the field of sedentary physiology and a review of the self-report and objective methods for assessing sedentary behaviour are provided. Proposed mechanisms of sedentary physiology are examined, and how they differ from those linking physical activity and health are highlighted. Evidence relating to associations of sedentary behaviours with major health outcomes and the population prevalence and correlates of sedentary behaviours are reviewed. Recommendations for future research are proposed. © Copyright 2011 – Canadian Science Publishing
Keyword Sedentary behaviour
TV viewing
Screen time
Metabolic risk
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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