Special Issue "Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity"

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Dr. Mariarita Brancaccio
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Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80121 Naples, Italy
Interests: sulphur-containing compounds; physical activity; immune system; epigenetics; microRna; regeneration; nutrition; supplementations; oxidative stress; diabetes; laboratory medicine; infections and athletic performance
Prof. Dr. Olga Scudiero
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Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80121 Naples, Italy
Interests: physical activity; immune system; nutrition; diabetes; cardiovascular disorders; muscle injuries; infection; laboratory medicine; vitamins; athletic performance and defensins
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Dear Colleagues,

Moderate physical activity combined with proper nutrition are considered protective factors against cardiovascular disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, dysregulation of immune system, cellular aging, neurodegenerative diseases and oxidative stress.

At the same time, nutrition can help to enhance athletic performance. An active lifestyle and exercise routine, along with proper diet, is the best way to stay healthy.

In fact, a good alimentation, rich in micronutrients and antioxidants, calibrated for each individual person, can provide the energy necessary for the competitive athlete to finish a competition and/or help an amateur to practice a sport or any occasional physical activity in a correct way.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the impact of nutrition on physical activity on the onset of disorders that can endanger the health of people who have a poor diet and practice physical activity. Identifying the mechanisms underlying this relationship and defining new intervention strategies could represent a new useful tool to ensure a suitable diet to support physical activity in conditions of maximum safety. New research papers, reviews and case reports addressing these topics are invited for this special issue.

Dr. Mariarita Brancaccio
Prof. Dr. Olga Scudiero
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • physical activity
  • immune system
  • vitamins
  • nutrition
  • athletic performance
  • oxidative stress
  • health
  • laboratory medicine
  • diet supplementation and injuries

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Assessment of Nutrition Status in Amateur Windsurfers during Regattas in the Competitive Period—A Field Study
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(12), 6451; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126451 - 15 Jun 2021
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Windsurfing is a demanding activity that requires a high level of physical fitness as well as appropriate training and nutritional strategies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the dietary intake of amateur windsurfers and consider possible dietary mistakes. This field [...] Read more.
Windsurfing is a demanding activity that requires a high level of physical fitness as well as appropriate training and nutritional strategies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the dietary intake of amateur windsurfers and consider possible dietary mistakes. This field study was conducted among 10 Polish male amateur windsurfers (aged 22 ± 2 years, mean training experience of 9.5 ± 4 years). Dietary intake was assessed using a standardized 3-day food record. The total energy expenditure of each participant was estimated using a mobile fitness application. The daily energy supply in assessed portions of the windsurfers’ food was lower than the estimated demand during the competition. The contribution of macronutrients to the total energy intake adhered to those guidelines, but not with the ones recommended for athletes practicing extreme sports. Daily fluid consumption was insufficient. In the windsurfers’ diet, we noticed low consumption of vitamin D and calcium, while cholesterol, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus intake was too high. Nutritional practices of amateur windsurfers during the competitive period do not comply with current sports nutrition guidelines. The results suggest that windsurfers are in need of nutritional education and dietary counseling in order to meet macronutrient intake targets. Full article
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