Nursing Diagnosis – Code 00168 Sedentary lifestyle (2004; LOE 2.1)

Domain 1. Health Promotion Class 1. Health Awareness

Sedentary lifestyle

Definition Reports a habit of life that is characterized by a low physical activity level.

Defining Characteristics

■ Average daily physical activity is less than recommended for gender and age
■ Physical deconditioning ■ Preference for activity low in physical activity

Related Factors

■ Insufficient interest in physical activity ■ Insufficient knowledge of health benefits associated with physical exercise
■ Insufficient motivation for physical activity ■ Insufficient resources for physical activity ■ Insufficient training for physical exercise