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Seasonal Changes in Continuous Sedentary Behavior in Community—Dwelling Japanese Adults: A Pilot Study

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Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Miki, Kagawa 761-0793, Japan
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Department of Nursing, Kagawa Prefectural University of Health Sciences, Takamatsu 761-0123, Japan
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The Faculty of Social Studies, Shikokugakuin University, Zentsuji, Kagawa 765-8505, Japan
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Received: 29 June 2020 / Revised: 19 August 2020 / Accepted: 21 August 2020 / Published: 25 August 2020
Background: Sedentary behavior (SB) is associated with adverse health outcomes. The aim of this study was to clarify seasonal changes in SB including continuous SB (CSB) in community-dwelling Japanese adults. Methods: In this secondary analysis, a total of 65 community-dwelling Japanese adults (7 men and 58 women, 69 (50–78) years) were enrolled. SB (%), including CSB (≥30 min) as well as physical activity, were evaluated using a tri-accelerometer. The differences in these parameters between baseline (summer) and follow-up (winter) were examined. Results: %CSB and %SB at baseline were 20.5 (4.0–60.9) and 54.0 ± 11.5, respectively. CSB was significantly increased (6.6%), and SB was also increased (5.1%) at follow-up compared with baseline. In addition, there were positive relationships between changes in CSB and SB, and body weight and body mass index. Conclusions: These results suggest that there were significant seasonal changes in CSB and SB in community-dwelling Japanese adults. View Full-Text
Keywords: continuous sedentary behavior (CSB); sedentary behavior (SB); tri-accelerometer; body mass index (BMI); community-dwelling Japanese adults continuous sedentary behavior (CSB); sedentary behavior (SB); tri-accelerometer; body mass index (BMI); community-dwelling Japanese adults
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Uehara, C.; Miyatake, N.; Hishii, S.; Suzuki, H.; Katayama, A. Seasonal Changes in Continuous Sedentary Behavior in Community—Dwelling Japanese Adults: A Pilot Study. Medicines 2020, 7, 48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicines7090048

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Uehara C, Miyatake N, Hishii S, Suzuki H, Katayama A. Seasonal Changes in Continuous Sedentary Behavior in Community—Dwelling Japanese Adults: A Pilot Study. Medicines. 2020; 7(9):48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicines7090048

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Uehara, Chiaki, Nobuyuki Miyatake, Shuhei Hishii, Hiromi Suzuki, and Akihiko Katayama. 2020. "Seasonal Changes in Continuous Sedentary Behavior in Community—Dwelling Japanese Adults: A Pilot Study" Medicines 7, no. 9: 48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicines7090048

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