be sedentary

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Bearing in mind that each additional hour spent sedentary is associated with a progressive rise in mortality risk [4], to be sedentary a total of 6.2 hours from the 8.4 hours a day participants were observed is likely to have a detrimental effect on their health.
Section II incorporates into the basic model the choice of whether to be sedentary or nomadic.
Since the highest indifference curve attainable by being sedentary, the one labelled Initial Indifference Curve, corresponds to a higher level of utility than any indifference curve attainable by being nomadic, the household chooses to be sedentary. As depicted, the household chooses two children (steady state population), and adult consumption of [Z.sup.*].
A household will choose to be sedentary (nomadic) if [V.sub.S] [greater than] [V.sub.N], ([V.sub.S] [less than] [V.sub.N]).
It can be shown that at population densities above [p.sup.*] households prefer to be sedentary, and at densities below [p.sup.*] households prefer to be nomadic.
If you want to be sedentary, that's your business, right?