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Tokyo Gas Health Promotion Program

  • Susumu S. Sawada

Abstract

Tokyo Gas is a gas company in Japan. The average age of employees in this company is increasing year by year. The Tokyo Gas Health Promotion Program began in 1978 to prevent the aging effects of the employees and company. Tokyo Gas has several health examinations, including a cardiorespiratory fitness test. The basic purpose of the health promotion program is to increase physical activity in daily life (especially walking). The company strongly recommends daily walking during commuting time, working time, and lunch time. Although the average age is increasing, the Tokyo Gas Health Promotion Program seems to have stopped the increase in the number of days absent due to illness and the aerobic capacity (maximal oxygen uptake) of employees has also been increasing. In addition, the trend in the number of people who require medical care for cardiovascular disease has decreased. The Tokyo Gas Health Promotion program has had several potential effects for the employees and the company.

Keywords

Aerobic Capacity Health Examination Cardiorespiratory Fitness Maximal Oxygen Uptake Health Promotion Program 
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© Springer 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd., Health Promotion CenterMinato-kuJapan

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