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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3181877d1a
Perspectives for Progress

The Evolving Definition of "Sedentary"

Pate, Russell R.; O'Neill, Jennifer R.; Lobelo, Felipe

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Studies that did not directly measure sedentary behavior often have been used to draw conclusions about the health effects of sedentariness. Future claims about the effects of sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous activities on health outcomes should be supported by data from studies in which all levels of physical activity are differentiated clearly and measured independently.

©2008 The American College of Sports Medicine


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