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The Normalization of the “Active-Sedentary” Lifestyle in Spanish Youth

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DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2014.47021    2,806 Downloads   3,320 Views


Sedentarism has become one of the major concerns of our times. Nowadays people spend most of the time sitting down and moving by mechanical means instead of exercising themselves. Younger generations do only a little more sport today than their counterparts did a decade ago. In other words, sedentary habits have become common in our society, especially among the young. What cultural mechanisms have contributed to this? What are the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle for our health and well-being? These are the questions we have posed in this study. We conducted qualitative research among Spanish young people, and the results have provided important clues to help us understand better how “active sedentarism” has become the norm among young people.

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Moscoso-Sánchez, D. , Sánchez-García, R. , Martín-Rodríguez, M. and Pedrajas-Sanz, N. (2014) The Normalization of the “Active-Sedentary” Lifestyle in Spanish Youth. Advances in Applied Sociology, 4, 173-179. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2014.47021.

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