||Increasing numbers of people with lifestyle-related diseases, metabolic
syndrome and locomotive syndrome has become a significant social problem
as these diseases would affect one's healthy life expectancy and QOL. Our
department undertakes research to explore scientific evidence for prevention
of lifestyle-related diseases, metabolic syndrome and locomotive syndrome
by increasing quantity of physical activity and exercise.
Section of Exercise Guideline
This aims to provide scientific eviddence necessary to future revision of the "Exercise and Physical Activity Reference for Health Promotion (EPAR) 2013h and gActive Guide (Physical activity guidelines)h, which show the required quantity of physical activity and exercise for prevention of lifestyle-related diseases (diabetes, myocardial infarction), cancer as well as deterioration of vital functional (e.g. dementia, locomotive syndrome).
For which, academic papers published worldwide are systematically collected
and analyzed (systematic review, meta-analysis), so as to explore the interaction
between genetic factors and environmental ones. Furthermore, we undertake
a large-scale randomized control study with 1,000 participants to examine
the effects of intervention to increase the quantity of physical activity
for health promotion.
Active Guide 2013 (summary leaflet) (English)
Active Guide 2013 (summary leaflet) (Malay)
Active Guide 2013 (summary leaflet) (French)
"Exercise and Physical Activity Reference for Health Promotion 2006
(EPAR2006) - Physical activity, exercise and fitness (English, Chinese,
"Exercise and Physical Activity Guide for Health Promotion 2006 (English, Chinese, Korean)".
- Section of Phyiscal Activity Assessment
This section develops assessment methods for physical activity and physical
fitness, and undertakes epidemiological research on physical activity.
In particular, our research aims to develop various assessment methods
for physical activity, as well as to establish accurate and rapid methods
to measure physical fitness, which are necessary to conduct physical activity
and exercise survey at the National Health and Nutrition Survey, and to
formulate the gExercise and Physical Activity Reference for Health Promotion
(EPAR)h and the gActive Guideh. In addition, we undertakes large-scaled
cohort studies, either community- or worksite-based, to explore association
between physical activity and exercise habits, and development of lifestyle-related
diseases and cancer, as well as health problems such as locomotive syndrome,
depression and dementia, so as to establish evidence that would contribute
to health promotion of the Japanese people.