Scientific article

Comportement d'inactivité physique : une réponse adaptative inappropriée au maintien de la santé dans nos sociétés ?

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 9, no. 379, p. 679-683
Publication date2013

Physical inactivity or sedentary behavior is more and more widespread, a fairly recent worldwide health phenomenon. It currently takes the shape of a chronic illness with dire consequences. Its factors are influenced by personal motivation and the social and physical environments in which people live. Screening for physical inactivity or sedentary behavior enables patients and caregivers to become fully aware of its risks. The health benefits of simply adding walking to our everyday activities or adding low-impact movement in oureveryday lives would improve the health, the quality of life and longevity for most adults. Caregivers can successfully assist patients in changing their behavior. For certain patients suffering from diseases or complex cases, interdisciplinary specialized surveillance care is useful. There is a need to put this issue at the forefront of public health and adopt a positive stance towards strategies in our places of work, our schools, our means of transportation and overall urban planning and development.

  • Adult
  • Caregivers
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Longevity/physiology
  • Motivation
  • Motor Activity/physiology
  • Public Health
  • Quality of Life
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
Citation (ISO format)
SITTARAME, Frédéric, GOLAY, Alain. Comportement d’inactivité physique : une réponse adaptative inappropriée au maintien de la santé dans nos sociétés ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2013, vol. 9, n° 379, p. 679–683.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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