Kenichi Suijo

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BACKGROUND Recent research highlights the importance of environment as a determinant of physical activity; however, evidence among Japanese is sparse. The aim of this study was to examine the association between perceived neighborhood environment and neighborhood walking for multiple purposes among Japanese. METHODS We conducted a population-based,(More)
BACKGROUND The perception of barriers to exercise is an important correlate of exercise participation. However, only a limited number of studies-mostly from Western countries-have attempted to describe the perceptions of barriers to exercise in specific population groups. This study examined the associations between sociodemographic attributes and perceived(More)
Physical exercise has been shown to increase adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus and to enhance synaptic plasticity. It has been demonstrated that these neuroprotective effects can be observed following aerobic exercise. However, it remains unknown whether plasticity molecules, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and cyclic AMP response(More)
BACKGROUND Although previous studies have reported physical activity and its sociodemographic determinants using self-report measures, there have been few studies using pedometers. PURPOSE To ascertain pedometer-determined physical activity and its sociodemographic determinants among community residents living in four Japanese cities. METHODS A(More)
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