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THE EFFECTS OF SEDENTARISM ON THE HUMAN BODY

Gabriel Constantin CIAPA

Abstract


The last decades have shown us that the human’s survival means have undergone changes and, in some cases, these changes are radical. Technological development and evolution, the development of the society, environmental changes, social influences have produced changes in everyday human behavior; they have altered or changed the communication possibilities of people and their need for socialization; they have made categorical changes in the way people perceive movement and travel, the way we work and shop etc. These changes definitely influence human behavior. The association between the behavior of modern man, either at home or in the society, and physical inactivity, can be found, as effects, in structural, physiological and psychological changes, sometimes irreversible. This material synthesizes some of the effects of sedentaryism on the human body, while also highlighting the possible diseases to which we are exposed because of the lack of physical activity.

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