The current relationship between sedentary behaviour and obesity.

Juliano Schwartz, Darren Warburton

Abstract


Sedentary behaviour has been associated with a myriad of medical conditions including obesity. This commentary addresses the relationship between sedentary behaviour and obesity within contemporary society. We demonstrate how high levels of sedentary behaviour may explain (at least in part) the increasing prevalence of obesity in society. Health promotion programs that address sedentary behaviour (in addition to other healthy lifestyle behaviours) is recommended to address the burden of obesity.

Keywords


Sedentary behaviour; Obesity; Physical activity

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Copyright (c) 2016 Juliano Schwartz, Darren Warburton

ISSN: 19206216