Special Issue "Physical Activity for Health"
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: 30 September 2021.
Interests: physical activity for health; nutritional supplementation for health and performance; strength and conditioning
Interests: strength and conditioning; genetic characteristics of elite performance and injury risk
Interests: adaptations to exercise training; limits of exercise tolerance; fatigue; supplements for health and performance
Interests: thermoregulation; upper body exercise; high-intensity exercise; sodium bicarbonate ingestion; exercise and spinal cord injury
Physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles are becoming an epidemic across the world as physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Physical activity can be implemented to improve many health benefits and improve quality of life in many populations. It only takes a small amount of regular physical activity to improve health, especially for those who are least active. Therefore, moving more and sitting less helps to promote health. The ACSM guidelines have recently been updated, showing that a small amount of physical activity can improve health, although to gain the most health benefits 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week is prescribed. In recent years the importance of physical activity for different health conditions has been emerging, but much more research is needed to be able to prescribe the duration and intensity of activity for these different populations. Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus on promoting physical activity to improve health and well-being.
Dr. Lindsay Bottoms
Dr. Jonathan Sinclair
Dr. Daniel Muniz Pumares
Mr. Jon Brazier
Dr. Michael Price
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical activity
- exercise training
- chronic health conditions
- health and well-being
- behavior change
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Michael F. Rowe
Affiliation: Dillard University, School of STEM-Biology Division, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA
Title: “Moving for my baby!” Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Increase Physical Activity Among Obese and Overweight Pregnant Women of Urban Areas in Northern Taiwan
Authors: Yvonne Hsiung et al.
Affiliation: Department of Nursing, MacKay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan