Special Issue "Physical Exercise and Chronic Diseases Prevention"
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: 31 October 2021.
2. Social Insurance Fund for Public Service, Railway and Mining Industries, Gesundheitseinrichtung Sitzenberg-Reidling, 3454 Sitzenberg-Reidling, Austria
3. Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, 1080 Vienna, Austria
Interests: (social) determinants of health; healthy aging; physical activity; nutrition, sexuality; chronic disease prevention; community resilience
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Interests: health promotion; health behaviour modification; occupational health; human sexuality; social discrimination; sports medicine
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Physical activity and exercise are very important factors associated with preventing the development of many chronic diseases, as well as having a modifying effect on their symptoms and course, in people living with chronic diseases. As such, physical activity and exercise are crucial in the management of chronic diseases and fulfills various important tasks: (1) it increases subjective health, wellbeing and quality of life regardless of changes in disease severity; (2) it can be part of the medical treatment regime, especially in diseases where lack of physical activity has contributed to the development of the disease; (3) in those chronic diseases, physical activity can prevent the progression of the diseases and the development of disease complications; (4) in patients with chronic diseases, physical exercise can contribute to the prevention of secondary comorbidities which could worsen various outcomes in the course of the primary chronic disease; (5) finally, physical activity is important to maintain and improve physical function, physical performance, workability and reduce physical symptoms (e.g., pain) in patients with chronic disease, as well as having a beneficial effect on their mental health.
With this Special Issue, we want to highlight the importance of physical exercise across various aspects of chronic disease prevention. We aim to focus not only on the effectiveness of physical exercise in prevention, but also on the settings for physical exercise and their integration within a comprehensive health care infrastructure, and adherence to exercise in patients with chronic conditions.
Prof. Thomas E. Dorner
Dr. Igor Grabovac
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- Different aspects of exercise
- Endurance exercise
- Strength training
- Exercise intensity
- Exercise duration
- Exercise frequency
- Different chronic conditions
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Metabolic diseases
- Musculoskeletal diseases
- Mental disorders
- Chronic pain
- Chronic communicable diseases (e.g. HIV)
- Prevention of various adverse outcomes
- Disease development
- Disease complications
- Functional limitations
- Work disability
- Sexual dissatisfaction
- Exercise and health care system
- Integrated care
- Practicability and manageability
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Could parks be an effective setting for chronic disease prevention? A case study of mental wellbeing among parkrun participants in the United Kingdom
Authors: Allison Dunne; Steve Haake; Helen Quirk; Alice Bullas
Affiliation: Sheffield Hallam University, UK.