Special Issue "Emotional Intelligence, Active Lifestyle, and Other Associated Variables"

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: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Silvia Arribas Galagarra
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Departament of Musical, Visual Arts and Physical Education Didactics, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea/Universidad del País Vasco, 48940 Leioa, Spain
Interests: physical activity; sport; education; psychology
Dr. Fátima Chacón-Borrego
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Physical Education and Sports Department, University of Sevilla, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: physical activity; sport; education; pyschology
Dr. Lzaskun Luis de Cos
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Departament of Musical, Visual Arts and Physical Education Didactics, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea/Universidad del País Vasco, 48940 Leioa, Spain
Interests: physical activity; sport; education; pyschology
Dr. Jose J. Muros Molina
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Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: physical activity; health; anthropometry; childhood
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

At the moment we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation. The pandemic declared during the first months of 2020 persists and it is transforming the world's population’s lifestyle. Society, as we have known it until now, has radically changed. Mobility restrictions have been enforced and it is recommended to minimize social contact. The areas of education, work, and leisure are affected. Citizens of every age group have restrictions on personal interaction, physical activity has been limited, and personal, social, and emotional development is suffering significant deterioration. At this time, active lifestyles have become more relevant. Movement is recognized as a fundamental element that helps global wellbeing. There are many factors related to lack of activity, which, in recent months, have repeatedly appeared. Psychosocial aspects such as emotional intelligence or mental toughness are being valued as variables that determine how individuals cope with the current reality. Therefore, through this Special Issue entitled “Emotional Intelligence, Active Lifestyles, and Other Associated Variables”, we invite you, with your contributions, to support the need to maintain an active lifestyle, especially with those investigations that combine a high academic level with a practical approach that provides relevant scientific evidence about the following:

  • Physical education and development (emotional, social, cognitive and academic)
  • Relations between sport and emotional intelligence
  • Physical activity and psychosocial improvements
  • Education, active lifestyles, and health
  • Active lifestyles, wellbeing, and quality of life

Dr. Silvia Arribas Galagarra
Dr. Fátima Chacón-Borrego
Dr. Lzaskun Luis de Cos
Dr. Jose J. Muros Molina
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • physical education
  • exercise
  • sport
  • education
  • emotional intelligence
  • well-being
  • social goals

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Accelerometer-Measured Daily Step Counts and Adiposity Indicators among Latin American Adults: A Multi-Country Study
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(9), 4641; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18094641 - 27 Apr 2021
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The aim of the present study was to examine the sex-related associations between accelerometer-measured daily step counts and adiposity indicators in adults from eight Latin American countries. We analyzed data from 2524 adults (aged 18–65 years) from the Latin American Study of Nutrition [...] Read more.
The aim of the present study was to examine the sex-related associations between accelerometer-measured daily step counts and adiposity indicators in adults from eight Latin American countries. We analyzed data from 2524 adults (aged 18–65 years) from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health. Device-measured daily step counts were measured by accelerometers (ActiGraph GT3X). The outcomes were body mass index (BMI; (kg/m2), waist and neck circumference (in cm). Overall, the mean of daily steps counts, BMI, waist and neck circumference were 10699.8, 27.3, 89.6, and 35.8. Weak and negative associations were observed between daily steps counts and BMI (r = −0.17; p < 0.05) and waist circumference (r = −0.16; p < 0.05); however, step counts was not associated with neck circumference. Daily steps counts were negatively associated with BMI (β: −0.054; 95%CI: −0.077; −0.012) and waist circumference (−0.098; −0.165; −0.030) independently of age and socioeconomic level. In men, there were significant negative associations between daily steps counts with BMI (−0.075; −0.119; −0.031) and waist circumference (−0.140; −0.233; −0.048), and in women, there was no significant association with either of the body composition indicators. The findings from this study need to be examined in prospective settings that use device-measured from Latin America. Full article
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