Special Issue "Importance of Physical Activity and Nutrition in Adolescents and Adults"

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Dr. Badicu Georgian
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Department of Physical Education and Special Motricity, Faculty of Physical Education and Mountain Sports, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500068 Brasov, Romania
Interests: physical activity; fitness; education; obesity; diet; well-being; recreation; football; public health; quality of life; sports activities; physical education; didactic of physical education and sports; sleep
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Dr. Hadi Nobari
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1. Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Granada, 18010 Granada, Spain
2. HEME Research Group, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
3. Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan 81746-7344, Iran
4. Sports Scientist, Sepahan Football Club, 81887-78473 Isfahan, Iran
Interests: sports performance; growth of youth and maturation; external load monitoring; training load; well-being; soccer training; injury prevention; strength and conditioning; sports nutrition and supplement; quality of life; reliability; and validity of devices
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Prof. Dr. Jorge Pérez-Gómez
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Health, Economy, Motricity, and Education (HEME) Research Group, Faculty of Sport Sciences, The University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: football training; injury prevention; physiology; physical and sports activities as a strategy to promote a healthy society; physical activity interventions; exercise training physical exercise; physical health; assessment of physical capacity; global health; health; quality of life in groups of subjects and active lifestyle; osteoporosis; fall prevention; body composition
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is known that physical activity (PA) and exercise enhance the functioning of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. PA also improves weight control, bone and muscle strength, mental health and mood, ability to perform daily activities, and life span, as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, certain cancers, and falls. Nutrition plays a critical role in public health efforts to prevent ill health and promote well-being, for example, by reducing the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and nutrient deficiencies.

PA and nutrition are public health priorities and together are considered one of seven “winnable battles” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015) [1]. Winnable battles are priorities with large-scale impact on health and effective strategies to address them. However, strategies must be tailored for individual populations.

This Special Issue is open to the subject area of PA and nutrition in adolescent and adult health. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.

Dr. Badicu Georgian
Dr. Hadi Nobari
Dr. Jorge Pérez-Gómez
Guest Editors


  1. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Winnable Battle. Available online: https://www.cdc.gov/winnablebattles/index.html (accessed on 12 January 2021).

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  • Athletes
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Body composition
  • Diet
  • Exercise training
  • Health
  • Lifestyle
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Physical fitness
  • Well-being
  • Young people

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Impact of the Mass Media on Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet, Psychological Well-Being and Physical Activity. Structural Equation Analysis
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(7), 3746; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073746 - 03 Apr 2021
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Background: The influence of mass media on emotions, subjective well-being and behaviours in society should be clearly understood. Physical-health education has an important role to play as a preventive tool. The aim of this study was to develop an explanatory model regarding the [...] Read more.
Background: The influence of mass media on emotions, subjective well-being and behaviours in society should be clearly understood. Physical-health education has an important role to play as a preventive tool. The aim of this study was to develop an explanatory model regarding the relationships between mass media, psychological well-being, physical activity, Mediterranean diet and age and to compare the model with multi-group analysis according to gender. Methods: A descriptive, non-experimental, cross-sectional design was used, with 634 participants between 18 and 66 years old (M = 35.18 ± 9.68). Results: Structural equation modeling was found to be satisfactory for all parameters. Results show that mass media have a significant direct influence on well-being, with negative effects on physical activity and adherence to a Mediterranean diet. The model fitted better for males in terms of gender differences, showing a better fit of psychological well-being being associated with higher levels of physical activity and better adherence to the Mediterranean diet. Among women, no relationships were found between mass media pressure and psychological well-being and healthy physical habits, but higher personal satisfaction was associated with better physical activity and better dietary patterns. Conclusions: Thus, the study approaches society to a perspective influenced by mass media and physical-health education, reporting and emphasizing the importance of healthy lifestyles. Full article
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