What Does Sedentary Mean?


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Sedentary is term that literally means sitting or little activity. It is often connected to a sitting or stationary posture. It indicates something that is rarely moving but does not necessarily mean confined to one place. It denotes a lack of physical activity. This term is frequently connected to a lifestyle where people largely stay in one place year-round in permanent or semi-permanent villages. They raise crops for their own uses as well as for trade. Such kind of lifestyle is known as sedentary lifestyle.

This kind of lifestyle is very common in modern cultures particularly in the Western world. People in these cultures live their life in a very inactive manner and therefore become obese and sluggish by nature. Such type of lifestyle gives rise to several heart related problems and diabetes. In science this term is related to describe anything which is not migratory.

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