About the book
Technological development and changes in working conditions have led to an increase in time spent in sedentary behaviours. Apparently, the time spent in sedentary behaviours could be related to better living conditions, however, we have seen an increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic-degenerative diseases. It is now known that many of these diseases are highly related to low levels of physical activity and the excessive time spent in sedentary behaviours. Thus, in the current context, excessive time spent in sedentary behaviour is a risk factor for public health. Because of this, there have been initiatives by many organizations and political power to raise awareness of the risks associated with excessive time spent on sedentary behaviours. In contrast, the recommendations are aimed at sensitizing the population to the regular practice of physical activity and informing its health benefits.
This book intends to analyse and give a general understanding of the incidence, prevalence, and health risks associated to the time spent in sedentary behaviours, in various contexts, and through the lifespan.