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Updated October 08, 2012


Sedentary is a near-synonym of inactive, especially referring to remaining in a seated position. This adjective is used to describe a person or lifestyle characterized by much sitting and little physical activity.

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A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to obesity and associated health problems.
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