Special Issue "Health Promotion in Relation to Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in the Era of Sars-Cov2 Pandemic"
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: 30 November 2021.
Interests: sustainable development; public health; inequality; migration phenomenon and health; violence
Interests: sport; performance; monitoring; physical activity; training; testing; motor control
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In the context of contemporary society, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has created a megatrend on a planetary scale that has greatly changed the quality of daily life of the global population, with the first event in the history of humanity that can be considered as a “total social fact” (Mauss: 1924). In addition to this, the crisis caused by COVID-19 and the lack of an organic vision has underlined the importance of a public health system that can respond to the complexity of its surrounding environment. Such complex needs make it necessary to provide complex and immediate answers. In fact, in addition to the direct damage caused by the virus, we have been able to record problems related to “secondary causes of COVID” such as changes in eating habits, sedentary behaviors, sports, and motor activities. The “secondary causes” identified here are to be interpreted as the possibility of increasing one’s exposure to the risk of damage caused by the “imperfect storm” of the pandemic. Causes which worsen the state of health, such as environment and lifestyle, could also be recorded. These elements were recorded both during and after the lockdown phases in most of the countries affected by COVID-19. Therefore, it is necessary to change harmful attitudes in both individual and public health in order to achieve the goal of a complete state of well-being and not just the absence of disease, which is in accordance with the UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Reflection requires an environment of consilience and an orchestration of science (Whewell 1840) which is also in line with the principle of the Prevent–Detect–Respond strategy (WHO: 2018). Specifically, transdisciplinary contributions related to the possibility of educating people towards a cultural change of lifestyle that can improve the quality of the population on a universal scale are required.
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Sannella
Prof. Dr. Cristina Cortis
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- Public health
- Sustainable development
- Physical Activity
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Title: The effect of social isolation on physical activity during the Covid-19 pandemic in France
Authors: Porrovecchio Alessandro; Olivares Pedro R.; Masson Philippe; Pezé Thierry; Lombi Linda
Affiliation: 1 Univ. Littoral Côte d’Opale, Univ. Lille, Univ. Artois - ULR 7369 - URePSSS - Unité de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire Sport Santé Société, 59140, Dunkerque, France, 2 Universidad de Huelva. Faculty of Sport Sciences. Avenida de las Fuerzas Armadas S/N Huelva, Spain, 3 Universidad Autonoma de Chile. Instituto de Actividad Fisica y Salud, Talca, Chile. 4 Univ. Lille, Univ. Littoral Côte d’Opale, Univ. Artois - ULR 7369 - URePSSS - Unité de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire Sport Santé Société, 59000, Lille, France. 5 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.
Abstract: Aims: This paper focuses on the changes in physical activity’s (PA) practice of a sample of French people during the lockdown.Methods: A descriptive analysis of participants was performed using relative frequencies. Chi-squared tests were performed to compare the responses of selected variables. Multinomial logistic regressions were performed to compare the variations of PA with all the variables identified.Results: A sample of 2099 participants was considered, mostly females (81.6%). The age of participants ranged from 18 to 88 (mean age: 41.1). Among people who practiced PAs before the social distancing period, the probability to keep practicing PAs is higher among those with a lower level of education (1.96 times), among housewives and retirees (2.94 and 2.86 times respectively) and among those who lived in cities of 10,000-19,999 inhabitants. For those who did not practice PAs before the social distancing, the probability of starting to practice is greater in those with a lower level of education (3.12 and 2.22 for “lower secondary school or less” and “Diploma/upper secondary school” respectively) and for those who suffered from a chronic disease (1.51 times). Conclusions: Our results place the emphasis on the complexity and multifactoriality of the changes that emerged during the lockdown, in relation to the various profiles of respondents. In this complexity, the "education" factor emerges, as a significant determinant of PA that certainly has to be explored further.