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Title :県民の健康増進への足浴によるリラクゼーションの効用について -健常成人男性の睡眠に与える影響の検討-
Title alternative :-Health promotion of Okinawan people through foot bath: Relaxation effects of foot bath on the sleep of healthy adult males
Authors :笠原, 大吾
平良, 一彦
照屋, 百合子
Authors alternative :Kasahara, Daigo
Taira, Kazuhiko
Teruya, Yuriko
Issue Date :Mar-2010
Abstract :The promotion and maintenance of health in local people are important parts of human-resource development in health-tourism industries in Okinawa. In this study, we examined relaxation effects of foot bath on the sleep of healthy adult males. Foot bath is one of the simplest methods of relaxation that can be practiced easily. The administration of foot bath reduced sympathetic nerve activity and increased parasympathetic nerve activity of the heart. suggesting that foot bath reduces stresses, increases efficiency and quality of sleep, and promotes peoples feelings of having had a good sleep. We conclude that foot bath is a simple, easy, and yet effective way to maintain and promote overall health of local people, who are important human resources of tourism development in Okinawa.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1881-6762
Publisher :琉球大学観光産業科学部観光科学科
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/18149
Citation :琉球大学観光科学 = Journal of tourism sciences, University of the Ryukyus Vol.2 p.41 -46
Appears in Collections:Vol.2 (2010/3)

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