Special Issue "Physical Activity, Physical and Psychological Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: exercise; physical, psychological, and social health; youth; school
Interests: psychosocial adaptation; hope; mental well-being; narrative; storytelling; behavioural interventions
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Health promotion and enhancement are actions with an impact not only on the single individual, but also on communities and, more generally, our society. Owing to that, delving into the physical and psychological domains of health and finding proper strategies to prevent the onset (or reduce the effects) of diseases that are currently spread worldwide should represent a primary objective of the scientific community. Regarding the physical domain, obesity and overweight rates, health-related physical fitness, and a sedentary lifestyle are just some of the factors raising concern among health professionals; in the psychological domain, variables such as chronic stress, anxiety, psychological wellbeing, and self-perceptions (self-esteem, self-concept, body image, etc.) are considered essential for the determination of one’s health condition. Physical activity (PA) is considered one of the most powerful behaviour-based tools in this field, as its effect on the body and the mind is well known and thoroughly demonstrated. PA has been linked with better body composition and physical growth, enhanced fitness, and more favourable metabolic parameters. Furthermore, it helps in attenuating mental issues at the same time, as it improves one’s mood, emotional intelligence, and general mental state. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest PA-based protocols and programs and their effect on one or more physical and psychological variables of health. We hope that authors’ contributions to this issue will help health practitioners from different communities and areas better respond to the needs of diverse populations.Dr. Andrew Soundy
Dr. Armando Cocca
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- physical activity levels
- intervention programs
- health strategies
- chronic diseases
- body composition
- metabolism and physiology
- mental state
- cognitive development