Special Issue "Lifestyle-Induced and Aging-Induced Changes in Body Composition and Physical Fitness: Focus on Healthy Longevity"
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 November 2021.
Aging is characterized by a progressive, physiological decline of several biological functions. Modifications in body composition (an increased percentage of abdominal fat and reduction in fat-free mass); sarcopenia, associated with an increase in circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines and the impairment of mitochondrial function; and the reduction of oxidative capacity contribute to the onset of dysmetabolic diseases in aging. Furthermore, the 5–10% VO2 max reduction per decade, responsible for an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), along with the reduced force-generating capacity of skeletal muscle and an increase in protein damage, due to a compromised autophagic response, are additional hallmarks of aging. In this scenario, risk factors, such as a sedentary lifestyle, and protective ones, such as an active lifestyle and good nutritional habits, play a key antagonistic role in determining quality of life (QoL) and successful aging.
This Special Issue aims to focus on the effects of an active life and appropriate lifelong nutritional habits on physical fitness and body composition in order to achieve successful aging and to counteract non-communicable disease (NCD) development.
Prof. Dr. Pasqualina Buono
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- Body composition
- Physical fitness
- Cardiorespiratory fitness
- Oxidative metabolism
- Non-conventional sport activity
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Cognitive impairment