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The Cardiometabolic Burden of Sedentarism and Its Implications on Health

Sedentary behavior is spreading in society, a phenomenon especially aggravated by the rise of modern technology. Sedentary lifestyle habits are being adopted by young people, who increase the time they spend in stationary activities like video games, TV and, most recently handheld digital devices like smartphones and tablets. Today many daily activities can be carried out without greater muscular activity, transforming an active and dynamic being into a sedentary one, with less energy expenditure. It has been demonstrated that both sedentary behavior and physical inactivity impact negatively on cardiometabolic well-being, and they become a serious problem for public health, as it has been claimed in several studies and by scientific statements. People need to reduce the amount of time they waste being sedentary, especially during infancy and youthhood to avoid the increase in cardiometabolic risk during adulthood and reach the advanced age with a better functional capacity and more active. Further observational and experimental studies are needed to define relationships between total sedentary time and patterns of sedentary time with biomarkers of cardiometabolic risk and its impact on health outcomes. This review intends to outline the facts of sedentarism as a cardiometabolic risk factor specially in youngest people and claim for more attention by medical care to this problem.

Sedentariness, Physical Inactivity, Cardiometabolic Risk, Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Ildefonzo Arocha Rodulfo. (2022). The Cardiometabolic Burden of Sedentarism and Its Implications on Health. Clinical Medicine Research, 11(4), 95-101.

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