EDUCATION TO HEALTHY LIFE STYLE WITH THE ACCENT TO SLEEP HABITS – INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

Tetsuo Harada, Kai Wada, Osami Akimitsu, Milada Krejčí, Teruki Noji, Miyo Nakade, Hitomi Takeuchi

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Our research group has went on several intervention programs which were applied to infants, elementary school and junior high school students and university sports-club students and also People who suffered disaster of Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake in 1995. All intervention programs were performed and are now going on to promote mental and physical health. The current intervention program focuses on the intervention which is based on a newly constructed series-of-leaflets for promoting sleep health entitled “Three great benefits due to ‘Go to Bed Early, Get up Early and Do not Forget Breakfast!”. These leaflets consists of four versions for parents of small children, athletes, women and people who suffered great disasters. In this keynote lecture, we would like to focus on the results of three intervention studies to promote the athletes who are the members of succor team of Kochi University held in November of 2008 (Takeuchi et al., 2012), 2010 (Wada et al., submitted) and 2011 (Wada et al., unpublished; Harada et al.,. unpublished). All the three kinds of intervention seem to be effective for athletes to change their chronotype into morning-typed one, promote the sleep and mental health and finally improve their performance in playing sports. 

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