Evaluation of an exercise program for obese males

Hidetaka Nishikawa, Kayo Takahashi, Nobuyuki Miyatake, Akie Morishita, Hisao Suzuki, Toshio Tanaka, Shohei Kira, Masafumi Fujii

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PURPOSE: We developed a one-year exercise program based on evaluation of life style and physical fitness and investigated its efficacy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixty one Japanese males (30 <or = age <59, body mass index: BMI > or = 26.4 kg/m2) were enrolled in the stady. The exercise program consisted of four sections: (1) Preparation for preventing injury; (2) Increase of daily activity; (3) Enjoying exercise; (4) Preparation and practice of individual-based on a exercise program. The subjects visited Okayama Southern Institute of Health and were being monitored weekly for one-year. They were instructed to check daily steps every day and increase daily walking to at least 1000 steps more than the daily walk at baseline. Before and after one-year follow up study, we evaluated life style and physical fitness in terms of body composition, aerobic exercise level, muscle strength and flexibility. RESULTS: The continuation rate for the program was 66%. Body weight (pre 81.5 +/- 7.4 kg vs post 78.6 +/- 7.3 kg), body fat percentage (pre 30.3 +/- 4.1% vs post 28.4 +/- 5.0%) and waist hip ratio (pre 0.95 +/- 0.04 vs post 0.92 +/- 0.04) were significantly reduced. Aerobic exercise level and muscle strength were increased. Regarding volition for exercise, execution, continuation and steps per day were also improved. CONCLUSION: Regular exercise at an institution (once a week) and change in daily life style may play critical role in reducing body weight. This new program proved quite useful for Japanese obese males.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1087-1096
Number of pages10
Journal[Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health
Volume49
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Program Evaluation
Life Style
Physical Fitness
Muscle Strength
Body Weight
Exercise
Waist-Hip Ratio
Body Composition
Walking
Adipose Tissue
Health
Wounds and Injuries

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Nishikawa, H., Takahashi, K., Miyatake, N., Morishita, A., Suzuki, H., Tanaka, T., ... Fujii, M. (2002). Evaluation of an exercise program for obese males. [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, 49(10), 1087-1096.

Evaluation of an exercise program for obese males. / Nishikawa, Hidetaka; Takahashi, Kayo; Miyatake, Nobuyuki; Morishita, Akie; Suzuki, Hisao; Tanaka, Toshio; Kira, Shohei; Fujii, Masafumi.

In: [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, Vol. 49, No. 10, 2002, p. 1087-1096.

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Nishikawa, H, Takahashi, K, Miyatake, N, Morishita, A, Suzuki, H, Tanaka, T, Kira, S & Fujii, M 2002, 'Evaluation of an exercise program for obese males', [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 1087-1096.
Nishikawa, Hidetaka ; Takahashi, Kayo ; Miyatake, Nobuyuki ; Morishita, Akie ; Suzuki, Hisao ; Tanaka, Toshio ; Kira, Shohei ; Fujii, Masafumi. / Evaluation of an exercise program for obese males. In: [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health. 2002 ; Vol. 49, No. 10. pp. 1087-1096.
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