The Sitting Disease: Health Consequences of a Sedentary Lifestyle

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The Sitting Disease: Health Consequences of a Sedentary Lifestyle


The Sitting Disease and Sedentary Death Syndrome (SeDs) are two terms that we are going to become very familiar with in the next few years in the health and fitness industry. What many don’t see in today’s modern, convenient lifestyles, are the negative health and wellbeing effects that come with spending most of our days in a seated position. As professionals in the health and fitness industry, being aware of the acute characteristics and consequences relating to a sedentary lifestyle is important, with many of our clients likely to experience sedentary lifestyles outside of the gym.

This course will explore in detail the issues related to sedentary lifestyles, the specific effects they have on the body, and how to use this information when working with your clients.

Let’s do what we can to help everybody live longer, move better and enjoy better health and wellbeing.


  • An understanding of the issues related to sedentary lifestyles
  • The effects of being seated for long durations on the body
  • An understanding of how these issues affect posture, the muscular system, movement mechanics, the skeletal system, metabolism, circulation and cardiovascular health
  • Knowledge in utilisation stretching and activation to help counter seated posture imbalances
  • Knowledge of recommendations and suggestions for your clients to be less sedentary
  • An understanding of how to incorporate this new information into your program with clients
  • 2 CECs

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