Special Issue "Physical Activity Related Disorders"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Exercise and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: physical activity; immune system; nutrition; diabetes; cardiovascular disorders; muscle injuries; infection; laboratory medicine; vitamins; athletic performance and defensins
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The beneficial effects of physical activity are well known. However, there is a considerable heterogeneity in the response to regular physical activity, which varies according to both the subject’s physical condition and the type of physical activity applied, in terms of duration and intensity. In fact, regular physical activity is a powerful tool for improving health, and helps to prevent many disorders, including cardiovascular risk factors, obesity, depression, anxiety, musculoskeletal problems, and stress. Numerous epidemiological studies have shown an association between moderate aerobic exercise and decreased risk of coronary heart disease, reduced risk of ventricular fibrillation in patients affected by a first myocardial infarction, as well as a reduction of overall death and cardiovascular mortality in cardiac patients subjected to adequate training programs. Furthermore, the use of biochemical and haematological tests to evaluate risk factors in athlete is of relevance and interest at the amateur, competitive and elite levels.
In fact, physical activity can be responsible for syncopes, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, acute cardiovascular events and acute heart failure, increasing the risk of sudden death. Furthermore, intense physical activity can also be associated with other conditions, such as increased risk of thrombotic events, muscle injuries and increased sensitivity to infections.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the impact of physical activity on the onset of disorders that can endanger the health of individuals practising it. Identifying the mechanisms that underlie this relationship and defining new intervention strategies could represent a new useful tool to guarantee the performance of physical activity in conditions of maximum safety. New research papers, reviews and case reports addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Olga Scudiero
Prof. Dr. Frisso Giulia
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- cardiovascular disease
- muscle injuries