Special Issue "Promotion of Health and Exercise"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Assessments".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Eric Sobolewski
Guest Editor
Department of Health Sciences, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
Interests: human performance; muscular physiology; exercise science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The year 2020 has taught us it that health is one of the most important aspects of our lives. Covid-19 demonstrated the need for a healthy population. As many governments around the world seek answers to current and future public health crises, we as health researchers know that prevention is key to avoiding illness, but also for overcoming it. We know the answers to many health questions that plague our society today, ranging from obesity and diabetes to cardio vascular disease, namely health and exercise; however the question for us is how do we promote it?

The aim of this Special Issue is to seek an understanding of the effective promotion of health and exercise. We are looking for reviews, original research, and scholarly opinion pieces that address the issues of how to promote health and exercise in a wide range of topics. These topics may include, but are not limited to, exercise intervention programs, health initiatives, nutritional research, and health trends analysis. In this Issue, we strongly suggest authors take a stance of not merely stating the results and conclusions of their work, but also solutions to the problems they are addressing. We want this to be a Special Issue that not only promotes health and exercise, but also lays out a framework of how to achieve it.

Eric Sobolewski, Ph.D., is serving as guest editor of the Issue. If you would like to consider submitting a manuscript or have questions concerning the submission of a manuscript, please contact the guest editors.

Dr. Eric Sobolewski
Guest Editor

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  • health
  • wellness
  • prevention
  • promotion
  • exercise inverention
  • nutrioinal intervention

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Effects of Individualized Low-Intensity Exercise and Its Duration on Recovery Ability in Adults
Healthcare 2021, 9(3), 249; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030249 - 01 Mar 2021
Exercise is recommended to increase physical health and performance. However, it is unclear how low-intensity exercise (LIE) of different durations may affect or improve recovery ability. This study aimed to investigate how LIE-duration with the same volume affects recovery ability in adults. Twenty [...] Read more.
Exercise is recommended to increase physical health and performance. However, it is unclear how low-intensity exercise (LIE) of different durations may affect or improve recovery ability. This study aimed to investigate how LIE-duration with the same volume affects recovery ability in adults. Twenty healthy male adults participated in this study. Participants were randomly assigned to the 30-min (n = 10) or the 1-h LIE group (n = 10). The intervention included sixteen exercise sessions/four weeks with a 30-min LIE group, and eight exercise sessions/four weeks with a 1-h LIE group. Heart rate (HR) corresponding to <2 mmol∙L−1 blood lactate (La) was controlled for LIE. Pre- and post-testing was conducted before and after 4-week LIE and tests included jogging/running speed (S), HR, and differences (delta; ∆) in HR and S between pre- and post-testing at 1.5, 2.0, and 4.0 mmol∙L−1 La. Only the HR at 2.0 mmol∙L−1 La of the 30-min LIE group was decreased in the post-test compared to the pre-test (p = 0.043). The jogging/running speed of the 1-h LIE group was improved in the post-test compared to the pre-test (p < 0.001, p = 0.006, p = 0.002, respectively). ∆HR at 2.0 and ∆S between the 30-min and 1-h LIE group at 1.5, 2.0, and 4.0 mmol∙L−1 La were significantly different (p = 0.023, p < 0.001, p = 0.002, and p = 0.019, respectively). Furthermore, moderate to high positive correlations between ∆HR and ∆S of all subjects at 1.5 (r = 0.77), 2.0 (r = 0.77), and 4.0 (r = 0.64) mmol∙L−1 La were observed. The 1-h LIE group showed improved endurance not only in the low-intensity exercise domain, but also in the beginning of the moderate to high-intensity exercise domain while the 30-min LIE group was not affected by the 4-week LIE intervention. Therefore, LIE (<2.0 mmol∙L−1) for at least 1-h, twice a week, for 4 weeks is suggested to improve recovery ability in adults. Full article
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