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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 707-710


Sedentary lifestyle and health factors as leading cause of diseases: A multi centered study

Faiza Qureshi, Sajjan Iqbal Memon.

Abstract
Objectives: To correlate sedentary behaviors with the deteriorating health status to provide awareness to the people as well to introduce advantages through active lifestyles.
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study included 130 teaching faculty members from February to July 2017. The study was conducted at three universities of Sindh Jamshoro. The participants were aged from 40 to 80 years that had risk factors as obesity and cardiovascular disease. We used self-administrated Daily Activities GHQ David Goldberg and Mc-gill pain questionnaires.
Results: There was a significant association between a sedentary lifestyle and deteriorating health factors. The variables including daily activities and health status were observed about 56% and active lifestyle represents 55% of good health status while the sedentary lifestyle was about 17% representing bad health status with 16%.
Conclusion: Good health status had the most prevalent rate in health-related behavior as compared to other lifestyle factors. An association between daily activities and health status determines that individuals who are not physically active are more likely at risk for deteriorating health status. Further research will help healthcare professionals to give patients awareness about the effects of a sedentary lifestyle and to motivate them to become physically active.

Key words: Sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, rehabilitation.


 
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