Special Issue "Body Conditioning Exercises as Health Promotion for People with Sedentary Lifestyle"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hwi-Young Cho
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Guest Editor
Department of Physical Therapy, College of HealthScience, Gachon University, Incheon 21936, Korea
Interests: therapeutic exercise; physical function; office worker; elderly; school student; musculoskeletal system
Dr. Suk-Chan Hahm
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Guest Editor
Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, CHA University, Seongnam 13488, Korea
Interests: chronic pain; therapeutic exercise; electrical stimulation; disabled person; balance; gait

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the fourth industrial revolution, in modern society, not only various industrial fields but also many parts of individual daily life are becoming automated. People use computers and smart devices to conduct business or communicate with others and also engage in personal hobbies and various other activities. In particular, in the past two years, as meeting with others has been restricted due to COVID-19 and production activities by computer science have further increased, this phenomenon in daily life and the work environment has been intensifying.

A sedentary lifestyle refers to an inactive lifestyle and indicates that an individual spends most of his or her life in a sitting or lying state. Around the world, many people spend most of their day in sedentary activities, including sitting down to play games and other hobbies. This lifestyle can lead to cardiopulmonary problems as well as problems in the musculoskeletal system, such as a decrease in muscle strength, a decrease in function, and a decrease in endurance.

Body conditioning exercise is an intervention method that strengthens various muscles of the body with the goal of strengthening the whole body and consists of various types of exercise such as flexibility, strength, and resistance training.

This exercise intervention method can improve not only the body's musculoskeletal system, but also the cardiopulmonary system, and thus it can be effectively applied to modern people.

We welcome research that investigates the effects of this exercise on various subjects, such as office workers, school students, people with an inactive lifestyle due to a disability, and the elderly with reduced physical function. I sincerely hope that our research will be helpful to all people around the world, and I would like to cordially invite you to contribute to my Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Hwi-Young Cho
Dr. Suk-Chan Hahm
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • sedentary lifestyle
  • body conditioning exercise
  • health
  • office worker
  • student
  • elderly
  • disabled person
  • endurance
  • physical function

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Impact of Types of Breathing on Static Balance Ability in Healthy Adults
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(3), 1205; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph19031205 (registering DOI) - 21 Jan 2022
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Recent studies have suggested that breathing type may affect balance ability. However, most of these studies were conducted on the elderly and patients with musculoskeletal or neurological disorders. Therefore, the effect of voluntary breathing, such as thoracic and abdominal breathing, on the balance [...] Read more.
Recent studies have suggested that breathing type may affect balance ability. However, most of these studies were conducted on the elderly and patients with musculoskeletal or neurological disorders. Therefore, the effect of voluntary breathing, such as thoracic and abdominal breathing, on the balance ability of people in various age groups is not clearly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in balance ability according to the type of breathing in healthy young adults. This study included 78 healthy, young adults. All subjects were assessed for balance ability in neutral breathing, thoracic breathing, and abdominal breathing through a crossover design. Balance ability was assessed during static standing using a force plate. Participants were trained in voluntary breathing, evaluated using electromyography. During voluntary breathing, sway velocity, anterior-posterior difference, and anterior-posterior standard deviation increased while anterior-posterior sample entropy decreased compared to neutral breathing (p < 0.05). Compared with thoracic breathing, abdominal breathing increased sway velocity and variability, and reduced complexity (p < 0.05). These findings show that balance ability is affected by breathing, even in healthy young adults. Full article
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The Comparison of the Effects between Continuous and Intermittent Energy Restriction in Short-Term Bodyweight Loss for Sedentary Population: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(21), 11645; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph182111645 - 05 Nov 2021
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Objective: To compare the effects of continuous energy restriction (CER) and intermittent energy restriction (IER) in bodyweight loss plan in sedentary individuals with normal bodyweight and explore the influence factors of effect and individual retention. Methods: 26 participants were recruited in this randomized [...] Read more.
Objective: To compare the effects of continuous energy restriction (CER) and intermittent energy restriction (IER) in bodyweight loss plan in sedentary individuals with normal bodyweight and explore the influence factors of effect and individual retention. Methods: 26 participants were recruited in this randomized controlled and double-blinded trial and allocated to CER and IER groups. Bodyweight (BW), body mass index (BMI), and resting metabolic rate (RMR) would be collected before and after a 4-week (28 days) plan which included energy restriction (CER or IER) and moderate-intensity exercise. Daily intake of three major nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fat) and calories were recorded. Results: A significant decrease in BW and BMI were reported within each group. No statistically significant difference in the change of RMR in CERG. No statistically significant difference was reported in the effect between groups, neither as well the intake of total calories, three major nutrients, and individual plan retention. The influence factors of IER and CER are different. Conclusion: Both CER and IER are effective and safe energy restriction strategies in the short term. Daily energy intake and physical exercise are important to both IER and CER. Full article
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