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 the amount of physical activity, exercise and physical fitness.
This section aims to develop methodology to assess the amount of physical
activity and physical fitness, and also to undertake epidemiological research
on physical activity using these newly developed methods.
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