Hypokinetic diseases

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Hypokinetic diseases are conditions that occur from a sedentary lifestyle.

Examples could include obesity and complications arising from sedentary behaviour. Hypokinetic conditions could include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Back problems
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mental health
  • High Blood pressure
  • Heart disease

Hypokinetic conditions are the cause of 40% of back problems in the United States alone.[citation needed]

A recent source might be: FW Booth, CK Roberts, MJ Laye, Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases, Compr Physiol 2012, 2: 1143-1211 g