Special Issue "Activity and Health—from the Individual to the Global"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Petra Wagman
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Guest Editor
School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, 553 18 Jönköping, Sweden
Interests: everyday life; health; health promotion; occupational balance; social justice; sustainable development; wellbeing
Dr. Sofi Fristedt
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Assistant Guest Editor
School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, 553 18 Jönköping, Sweden
Interests: active and healthy ageing; everyday life; community mobility; gerontechnology; health; health promotion; occupational participation; sustainable development; wellbeing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Every day, around the world, people complete multitudes of different activities for innumerable reasons.

These activities and the reasons behind them—ranging from being forced to do them to conducting them out of joy —may support or disrupt both individual health and the health of others, locally and globally. Moreover, everyday human activities have implications for the environment. In turn, the environment affects people’s lives and activities.

Taken together, current global activity patterns may result in several negative health consequences—including stress, malnutrition/obesity, loneliness, and inequality, as just a few examples of causes and consequences.

Scientific papers of various designs and methods, addressing these or other topics on activities and health and their relationships, from all around the world and ranging from the individual to the environmental level, are invited for this Special Issue. We especially welcome contributions focused on addressing/improving aspects of sustainable development, as well as those with a perspective on the relationship between activity and health beyond the individuals.

Dr. Petra Wagman
Dr. Sofi Fristedt
Guest Editors

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.


  • activities in everyday life
  • agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals
  • biomarkers
  • equality
  • global issues
  • health and well-being
  • human rights
  • public health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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