Special Issue "Physical Activity Promotion for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity"
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: 31 March 2022.
Interests: public health; physical activity; promotion of healthy lifestyle; disease prevention
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In the last few decades, the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in children. Since obese children tend to become obese adults, facing an increased risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and many other chronic diseases, combating pediatric obesity represents an important public health issue. Physical activity and exercise, together with a healthy diet, are widely recognized to be fundamental tools for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its cardiometabolic consequences. Therefore, several exercise-based interventions have been implemented in different settings to promote physical activity in children. Some of these have also been included by institutions in national or local health promotion programs. Furthermore, a good understanding of the role that impaired physical function and obesity-related stigma play in physical activity and exercise may help us to design treatment strategies tailored to obese youth.
This Special Issue seeks papers considering interventions focused on physical activity for the prevention or the treatment of childhood obesity. Epidemiological, clinical, and cost-effectiveness studies are welcome. High-quality narrative and systematic reviews will also be considered.
Prof. Francesca Gallè
Prof. Giuliana Valerio
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- physical activity
- cardiometabolic risk
- insulin resistance
- health-related physical fitness