Physical Activity, Exercise, Sedentary Behavior and Health

  • Kazuyuki Kanosue
  • Satomi Oshima
  • Zhen-Bo Cao
  • Koichiro Oka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Current Status of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yoshio Nakamura, Kazuhiro Harada
      Pages 29-42
    3. Rina Miyawaki, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Koichiro Oka
      Pages 43-50
    4. Bronwyn Clark, Takemi Sugiyama
      Pages 79-90
  3. Effects of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Fitness on the Human Organism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Hiroshi Kawano, Yuko Gando, Mitsuru Higuchi
      Pages 101-122
    3. Mark Hopkins, Katy Horner, Neil King
      Pages 123-136
    4. Zsolt Radak
      Pages 165-169
    5. Kiyoshi Sanada, Motoyuki Iemitsu, Haruka Murakami, Ryoko Kawakami, Yuko Gando, Hiroshi Kawano et al.
      Pages 171-191
    6. Ken Shirato, Shogo Sato, Madoka Sato, Yoko Hashizume, Kaoru Tachiyashiki, Kazuhiko Imaizumi
      Pages 203-212
    7. Shogo Sato, Ken Shirato, Ryosuke Mitsuhashi, Hideki Suzuki, Kaoru Tachiyashiki, Kazuhiko Imaizumi
      Pages 213-234
  4. Physical Activity, Exercise, Nutrition, Aging, and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Shizue Masuki, Eri Sumiyoshi, Hiroshi Nose
      Pages 251-262
    3. Yuichiro Nakaso, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Koichiro Oka
      Pages 291-297
    4. Shuichi P. Obuchi, Hisashi Kawai, Seigo Mitsutake
      Pages 299-305
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 329-336

About this book


The aim of this book is to present current views about physical activity and the benefits of physical activity in preventing and ameliorating various health conditions that are of worldwide concern. This book was developed as a compilation of the accomplishments of the five-year Global COE (Center of Excellence) “Sport Sciences for the Promotion of Active Life” Program at the Faculty of Sport Sciences of Waseda University, Saitama, Japan. The first part establishes the research methodology and discusses the current status of physical activity. Topics covered include the prevalence of physical inactivity and highly sedentary behavior in different populations as well as strategies that can be adopted to promote physical activity. The second part focuses on the physiological effects of physical activity. Topics covered include physiological responses to exercise by the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine system, vascular functioning, postprandial blood glucose control, and inflammatory processes. The relationship between exercise and appetite is discussed, as is the influence of exercise on food intake and weight regulation. Additionally, the influence of exercise on protein regulation and posttranslational modifications is introduced. The final part discusses the role of physical activity in preventing lifestyle-related health issues and improving the quality of life, especially for the elderly. The contents should be of interest to anyone who is concerned with the human physiologic response to exercise and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, including sports and exercise science researchers as well as those involved with medicine, public health, physiology, nutrition, and elder care.


GCOE Program in Japan Health Promotion Physical Activity Sedentary Behavior Sports Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuyuki Kanosue
    • 1
  • Satomi Oshima
    • 2
  • Zhen-Bo Cao
    • 3
  • Koichiro Oka
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Sport SciencesWaseda UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Waseda Institute of Sports NutritionWaseda UniversityJapan
  3. 3.School of KinesiologyShanghai University of SportChina
  4. 4.Faculty of Sport SciencesWaseda UniversityJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55332-8
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55333-5
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