Fysisk inaktivitet--konsekvenser og sammenhaenge

Translated title of the contribution: Physical inactivity--consequences and correlations

Bente Kiens, Nina Beyer, Søren Brage, Lars Hyldstrup, Laila S Ottesen, Kristian Overgaard, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Lis Puggaard, Peter G Aagaard


The Danish Fitness and Nutrition Council has examined the scientific literature to evaluate the effects of a physically inactive lifestyle on health in the adult population. Physical inactivity is defined as less than 2.5 hours of moderately intense activity per week. 30-40% of the adult Danish population is defined as physically inactive. A physically inactive lifestyle has a negative impact on metabolic and cardio-vascular functions and increases the risk of developing lifestyle diseases. Furthermore, physical inactivity increases the risk of disability among the elderly.

Translated title of the contributionPhysical inactivity--consequences and correlations
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number25
Pages (from-to)2442-5
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


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