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 contribution||Physical inactivity--consequences and correlations|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jun 2007|