Too much sitting leads to health issues and
an earlier death

Accordingly to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, Waseda University is ranked 1st and 19th respectively at national and world levels for Sports-related Subjects. The model unit that contributed to such high standings is none other than Waseda’s Health and Sport Science Unit.

Interested in the kinds of research being done at the Health and Sports Science Unit, Waseda Weekly, the online magazine for Waseda students, interviewed Professor Koichiro Oka from the Faculty of Sports Sciences to learn about his research on health risks involved in sitting too much. In his long-term research, Professor Oka is looking into surveying and monitoring 10,000 alumni who will participate in the Waseda’s Health Study (WHS) conducted over a period of 20 years.