(Eu preciso mudar: deixar de ser "sedentary and take up peripatetics")
Peripatetic (adjective) 1) On foot, walking from place to place. (2) Relating to the methods and thought of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking. )The word gains a capital when you're talking about philosophy. A peripatetic is someone who rambles on foot; a Peripatetic is an adherent of Aristotle.
Since the word remains the same whether it's an adjective or noun, there are a lot of applications. With a focus on health, one might say "I've taken up peripatetics as part of my exercise regime." On the contrary, "I told the guy at the garage to get my car ready quickly—I'm no peripatetic." The philosophical use would look something like "Eighteenth-century French dramatists had a largely Peripatetic approach to crafting plays."
Etymology: Greek peripatetikos from peripatein "to walk up and down," from -patein "to tread."
Sedentary (adjective): Not migratory, settled, as "sedentary birds;" doing or requiring much sitting, as "a sedentary job;" attached, as "sedentary barnacles."The adverb is "sedentarily" and the noun, "sedentariness." The word is obviously related to "sediment," "sit," "seat," and "settle," as well.
It is a near antonym of "active" when referring to people.Some of us lead sedentary lives or work at sedentary jobs (that require long spells of sitting), but today's word may be stretched to, "An around-the-world cruise sounds good but your mom and I have become sedentary birds who don't migrate very far any more." Indeed, it can even reach sentences like, "Riddley travels a lot but he has such a sedentary mind that he only visits the haunts of English-speakers when he is abroad."