Break down the prefix and the suffix and you will be able to see your answer:
1. Hypo: less, under or below normal
2. Kinetic: movement
Less movement, below normal movement, under movement aka– lack of physical activity.
We all know what happens when we don’t engage in physical activity.
Thanks for your question!
Here is a definition for you:
I’m agree with how everyone has responded so far. In short, I see the equation as follows:
Absence of physical activity now = Consequences arising later
These “consequences” are often due to the cumulative effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle finally taking their toll. Michael’s link lists some of the major ones (i.e. obesity, back problems, etc.).
I especially like Joanne’s statement of, “We all know what happens when we don’t engage in physical activity.” Simple in form, yet it alludes to such a complex dilemma. Well said!