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Definition of Sedentary

Sedentary

  1. Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.
  2. Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
  3. Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.
  4. Caused by long sitting.
  5. Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.

Sedentary Quotations

Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.
Andrew Weil

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The slow rhythm of the body, the insistent rhythm of the wit, were they becoming irreconcilable in modern civilisation? The sedentary life, frustration and irritability; work with the body, fatigue - and peace of mind.
Henry Williamson

I'm not a sedentary person. I've always been active.
Lauren Bacall

Studies have shown that people who are physically active sleep better than those who are sedentary. The more energy you expend during the day, the sleepier you will feel at bedtime.
Andrew Weil
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Sedentary Translations

sedentary in Swedish is sittande
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