Special Issue "Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Trends, Strategies, and Innovations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2021).
Interests: physical activity; health promotion; men’s health; community engagement; professional sport
Interests: physical activity and health promotion in children and youth
Interests: health promotion; diabetes prevention; mixed methods; community-engaged research
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Participation in regular physical activity is associated with a range of health benefits, including reduced chronic disease risk, improved mental health outcomes, and improved quality of life. Despite known benefits, adults and young people are insufficiently physically active globally. Therefore, the World Health Organization included a goal of a 10% relative reduction in the prevalence of insufficient physical activity in their Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2020. Progress towards this goal has been slow, and insufficient physical activity remains a global public health concern. There is an urgent need for innovative, sustainable, and translational physical activity and health promotion initiatives that empower individuals and communities to make positive lifestyle choices.
This Special Issue provides an interdisciplinary platform to showcase research exploring current trends in physical activity (and inactivity), factors influencing physical activity and sport participation, innovative health promotion interventions targeting physical activity, and reviews collating evidence on the nature and effectiveness of physical activity interventions across the lifecourse. We invite researchers from broad areas of physical activity and health promotion, using rigorous study designs to address these and related topics, to submit their work for this Special Issue.
Dr. Emma George
Dr. Justin Guagliano
Dr. Freya MacMillan
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Physical activity
- Health promotion
- Chronic disease
- Population health
- Health inequality
- Global health
- Social determinants of health