Sedentary city lifestyles

Other Names:
Unhealthy lack of daily physical activity
Lack of exercise in urban environments

In agricultural societies, people are daily physically active in many different ways; but in urban societies, most middle-class adult men and women are physically underactive. Since there is ample evidence that physical health depends on daily physical activity, this indicates an imbalance in town and city life-styles.


A comparison of the death rates between groups that have been able to have daily physical activity with those that have not shows, for example, that in the age group 60 to 64, one percent of the men in the heavy exercise category died during the follow-up year, whereas in the non-exercise group five times as many died.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST