Special Issue "Physical Activity and Aging"

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Psychology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 71

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Renato Sobral Monteiro-Junior
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Guest Editor
Graduate Program of Health Sciences and Physical Education and Sport Department, State University of Montes Claros, Montes Claros 39401-089, MG, Brazil
Interests: physical activity and cognitive impairment; aging and active lifestyle; neurobiology of exercise; physical activity and frailty; mental health and exercise
Dr. Henrique Nunes Pereira Oliva
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Department of Psychiatry of the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Interests: psychiatry; neuroimaging; substance-related disorders; mental health and exercise
Dr. Frederico Sander Mansur Machado
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Guest Editor
Sports and Physical Education Department of the State University of Montes Claros, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais 39401-089, MG, Brazil
Interests: physical activity and sleep and circadian rhythms; physical activity and cognitive impairment; aging and active lifestyle; neurobiology of exercise; mental health and exercise

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The population is aging rapidly worldwide, and this phenomenon is closely associated with non-communicable chronic diseases. An active lifestyle seems to delay the deleterious effects of aging on biological processes. The literature has shown that physical activity, in many ways, has the potential to prevent, control and treat chronic diseases. Considering that humans were evolutionarily programmed to move, there is a close relationship between movement and health. However, although the relevance of physical activity is recognized, there are many gaps to be elucidated regarding its different types, administration, and biological mechanisms. This Special Issue aims at the improvement of the current knowledge regarding physical activity and aging, building an interdisciplinary perspective about the physical and mental health of older adults. 

Dr. Renato Sobral Monteiro-Junior
Dr. Henrique Nunes Pereira Oliva
Dr. Frederico Sander Mansur Machado
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • physical activity
  • aging
  • mental health
  • frailty
  • lifestyle

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