Definition and prevalence of sedentarism in an urban population.

@article{Bernstein1999DefinitionAP,
  title={Definition and prevalence of sedentarism in an urban population.},
  author={Martine S Bernstein and Alfredo Morabia and Dorith Sloutskis},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={862-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The present study sought to formulate a precise definition of sedentarism and to identify activities performed by active people that could serve as effective preventive goals. METHODS A population-based sample of 919 residents of Geneva, Switzerland, aged 35 to 74 years, completed a 24-hour recall. Sedentary people were defined as those expending less than 10% of their daily energy in the performance of moderate- and high-intensity activities (at least 4 times the basal metabolism… CONTINUE READING

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