Special Issue "Nutrition, Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity during Pregnancy and Postpartum"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021).
Pregnancy and its related physiological changes, such as (excessive) gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention, seem to be a risk factor for developing overweight and obesity. During late pregnancy, but also during the following postpartum period, women experience several barriers to sufficiently engaging in physical activities and making healthy food choices, as lifestyle circumstances change due to raising a newborn.
This increases the risk of developing non-communicable diseases for the mother, while the offspring is also exposed to a higher risk of developing overweight and obesity and associated metabolic conditions later in life.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health welcomes original research papers, systematic reviews and meta-analyses dealing with different types of physical activity, sedentary behavior, nutrition, and body composition during the perinatal and following postpartum period. Studies focusing on environmental and psycho-social barriers and enablers for healthy behavior are also more than welcome. A clear emphasis will be placed on practical guidelines for medical staff and professional stakeholders for improving their recommendations and guidance of women and their families during the perinatal and postpartum period.
Dr. Dirk Aerenhouts
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- musculoskeletal complaints
- body composition
- bone density
- aerobic capacity
- sedentary behavior
- physical activity