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Special Issue "Physical Activity and Physical Fitness among Children and Adolescent"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 3071
Special Issue Editor
Interests: physical education; physical activity; control weight; cardiorespiratory system; brain
Special Issue Information
Physical activity benefits children and adolescents by increasing fitness. It helps to prevent or reduce the risk of stress, obesity, and a host of other conditions that can negatively affect a child’s health. For teens, being physically active can provide several physical benefits, such as improving the cardiorespiratory system, building strong muscles and bones, controlling weight, reducing the risk of obesity, reducing the risk of heart disease, reducing the risk of cancer, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, reducing the risk of high blood pressure, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, and increasing life span.
The brain has the ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout one’s life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment. Physically active children tend to achieve better academic results, as exercise helps with memory and thinking, improves attention, and can produce positive changes in brain structures and functions. Parts of the brain that control thinking and memory (the prefrontal cortex and medial temporal cortex) have a greater volume in physically active children versus children who are not active. Therefore, inactivity is killing our brains.
Prof. Dr. Goran Sporiš
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical education
- physical activity
- control weight
- cardiorespiratory system