Research on Physical Activity Interventions and Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity and Health during Youth

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Factors and Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2025 | Viewed by 287

Special Issue Editor

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Physical Activity Sciences, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 03828-000, SP, Brazil
Interests: health promotion; physical activity; motor development; fitness; motor skills; physical education; sociocultural contexts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The cornerstone of the research on physical activity (PA) interventions has focused on the development, implementation and effectiveness of physical activity (PA) programs on the physical and mental health of school-aged children. However, before physical activity (PA) interventions can be fully integrated into health promotion policies, a comprehensive and socially relevant research approach needs to be established. Moreover, this approach needs to be more appropriately aligned with the social, economic, cultural and other environmental correlates. Papers addressing these topics are invited to this Special Issue. Several research designs may be accepted, including randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental designs, longitudinal and cross-sectional designs, mixed methods designs, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Dr. Alessandro H. Nicolai Ré
Guest Editor

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  • health promotion
  • physical activity
  • fitness
  • physical education
  • sociocultural context

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