Americans spend twice as much time in cars as in the 1970s and average more than 26 hours per week of sedentary entertainment.
One celebrated study found that mortality rates for swimmers were lower than for those who are sedentary, walkers, and runners.
Masters Swimmers have lower average heart rates than sedentary controls.
Try to interrupt your sedentary work day with opportunities to exercise.
The doctors said it was as strong as an ox, considering he was so sedentary.
Tailors, though in a sedentary occupation, often suffer from it.
The same applies to people who lead studious and sedentary lives.
He had hoped for something in his son more bookish and sedentary, more like his gentle, studious self.
But you are not to suppose that your life will be such a sedentary one.
Like all men of sedentary habits, and statesmen, he had acquired a certainly reasonable embonpoint.
1590s, "remaining in one place," from Middle French sédentaire (16c.) and directly from Latin sedentarius "sitting, remaining in one place," from sedentem (nominative sedens), present participle of sedere "to sit; occupy an official seat, preside; sit still, remain; be fixed or settled," from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit" (cf. Sanskrit a-sadat "sat down," sidati "sits;" Old Persian hadis "abode;" Greek ezesthai "to sit," hedra "seat, chair, face of a geometric solid;" Old Irish suide "seat, sitting;" Welsh sedd "seat," eistedd "sitting;" Old Church Slavonic sežda, sedeti "to sit;" Lithuanian sedmi "to sit;" Russian sad "garden," Lithuanian soditi "to plant;" Gothic sitan, Old English sittan "to sit;" see sit). Of persons, the sense "not in the habit of exercise" is recorded from 1660s.