Special Issue "Health Behaviour and Lifestyle"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: public health; health promotion; disease prevention; lifestyle; physical activity; nutrition; social capital
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Karl-Landsteiner Institute for Health Promotion Research, 3454 Sitzenberg-Reidling, Austria
Interests: social determinants of health; health behaviour and morbidity; health promotion
It is well established that 90% of our health outcomes are determined by factors other than clinical care, and our lifestyle choices play a major role in this. To be able to make healthy choices, change our health behaviour, and modify our lifestyle requires not only personal motivation but also support from our community and the environment we live in. Whether it is to promote health independently from possible diseases, to stay healthy and prevent disease, avert progression of diseases, or as part of rehabilitation and reablement, health behaviour and lifestyle are crucial levers for success. Actions need to be taken on all levels of the system, from the individual to the policy level; the health workforce needs to partner with individuals and communities to implement changes; and the system needs to build and design an environment, which supports healthy lifestyles and behaviour. They are at the core of a holistic, life course approach to health and wellbeing. Enabling positive health behaviour and lifestyle choices necessitates a health in all policies approach, integrating health, care, education, and infrastructure, to name just the most obvious sectors.
This Special Issue wants to explore these many-faceted aspects and factors influencing health behaviour and lifestyles by looking at (a) research and evidence, (b) good examples and case studies, and (c) policies and structures to support sustainable health behaviour and lifestyle choices.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Dorner
Dr. Katharina Viktoria Stein
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- Health behaviour and lifestyle
- Health influencing factors
- Health literacy
- Healthy cities and communities
- Interventions to support behaviour and lifestyle changes
- Life course approaches, age group-specific approaches
- Health promoting workplaces
- Integrated care approaches
- Nutrition and health diet
- Physical activity and physical training
- Health resources and resilience
- Social capital
- Combination of different health behaviour measures