Fact finding survey on the regional environment and the physical activity and exercise habits of Japanese children

Satoko Omi, Toshiharu Ikaga, Kimihiro Hino, Shintaro Ando, Takako Amemiya

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Abstract

With the recent reduction in physical activity seen in Japanese children, reduced ability to exercise and increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity have become serious health concerns. Therefore, governmental agencies have promoted the improvement of the regional environment to encourage physical activity in children. This study shows, using a questionnaire survey and actual measurement of physical activity of children and parents, that the frequency at which children use community centers and gyms and participate in community activities affects frequency of exercise. The number of daily steps in children who did not receive sufficient daily exercise (<10,000 steps/day) increased by about 3,000 steps/day when they participated in community activities.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 2015 May 182015 May 20

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period15/5/1815/5/20

Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Community
  • Logistic regression analysis
  • Questionnaire survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Omi, S., Ikaga, T., Hino, K., Ando, S., & Amemiya, T. (2015). Fact finding survey on the regional environment and the physical activity and exercise habits of Japanese children. Paper presented at Healthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015, Eindhoven, Netherlands.