Researchers against Inactivity-related Disorders (RID) was formed in
2000 by Dr. Frank Booth, and consists of researchers, professors, medical
doctors, students and professionals throughout the world who are working
in collaboration to heighten awareness and promote research into SeDS.
RID currently has over 500 members in twenty different countries.
SeDS stands for Sedentary Death Syndrome. It is a collection of disorders
that may be directly caused by or worsened by physical inactivity and
may result in death. It is estimated that SeDS will contribute to one
in ten premature deaths, or 2.5 million deaths in the United States,
at a projected cost of $1.5 trillion over the next ten years.
are the associated disorders??
It is estimated that more than 60% of Americans do not participate in
3 hrs per week of moderate physical activity (such as brisk walking,
gardening, stair climbing, playing physical games with children) as
recommended by the US Surgeon General. In other words, they are relatively
sedentary and are therefore at high risk for SeDS. Sedentary Death Syndrome
contributes to a number of medical conditions including: colon cancer,
coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, dyslipidemia,
high blood pressure, physical frailty, osteoporosis, stroke, insulin
resistance, glucose intolerance, sleep apnea, arthritis, gallbladder
disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and more…