Sedentarism: The Effects of Internet Use on Human Obesity in the United States
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Soc. Work Public Health
Health; Internet use; obesity; sedentarism; United States; BODY-MASS INDEX; QUALITY-OF-LIFE; PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY; CHILDHOOD OBESITY; MEDIA USE; HEALTH BEHAVIORS; CHILDREN; OVERWEIGHT; ADDICTION; WEIGHT; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; Social Work
This paper analyzes the impact of Internet use on human obesity in the United States. The United States is facing a skyrocketing obesity epidemic among adults and children. The authors hypothesize that the more individuals use the Internet, the more they increase their risks of becoming obese. The explanation is that Internet use may cause sedentarism, which refers to decreased energy expenditure or, simply, physical inactivity. Sedentarism, in turn, may increase obesity.
Social Work in Public Health
"Sedentarism: The Effects of Internet Use on Human Obesity in the United States" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3005.