Special Issue "Psychophysiological Responses to Physical Activity, Exercise and/or Nutrition Interventions in Overweight and Obese Individuals"
A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 1618
Interests: physical activity; clinical exercise physiology; strength and conditioning; high-intensity interval training; health and fitness trends; exercise and obesity
The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity is a major global public health issue. Physical activity and exercise, as well as positive eating habits, promote beneficial physiological and psychological responses in overweight and obese individuals. Thus, studies must be undertaken that explore the effectiveness of physical activity or structured exercise, alone or combined with nutritional interventions, on body composition, physical fitness, cardiometabolic health and mental health in overweight and obese individuals of all ages. Considering the great methodological diversity among exercise and/or nutrition protocols in the literature, robust evidence is required to identify which exercise types, with or without a prescribed diet, can induce positive changes in health, fitness and well-being indicators among individuals of unhealthy weight. The current Special Issue aims to highlight evidence for use in practice and to provide valuable information that might improve an array of psychophysiological parameters. In this Special Issue, we welcome original research, case reports, study protocols, short communications, brief reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses on physical activity, exercise and/or nutrition and:
- Anthropometric characteristics;
- Body composition;
- Glucose metabolism;
- Lipid metabolism;
- Blood pressure;
- Physical fitness;
- Exercise behavioral regulation;
- Affective valence;
- Quality of life;
- Mood state;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Eating habits.
Dr. Alexios Batrakoulis
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- physical activity
- physiological responses
- psychological responses