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Present and Future Sustainable Health for the Athlete

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Exercise and Health-Related Quality of Life".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 338

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Life and Medical Science, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire AL10 9EU, UK
Interests: physical activity; healthy eating

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Competitive and elite athletes are continuously challenged to find a balance between health and performance as they push their physical and mental boundaries in their pursuit of success. Beyond the desire to win and selection processes, the physical and sustainable health of the athlete must be considered. Whereas the health benefits of moderate exercise for the recreational athlete are well evidenced, the long-term physical health decrements to those with a ‘competition’ mindset and acceptance of excessive long-term training are less thoroughly researched. Good physical health leads to better athletic performance and neglect of health compromises the athlete; however, sustainable health is a necessity for long-term quality of life and is a moral obligation for those working with the athlete. The normalization of risk-taking as athletes push boundaries to succeed can be ruinous, with both short- and long-term consequences.

This Special Issue of IJERPH aims to attract papers about the relationship between physical and sustainable health within a high-demand training and competition environment. Submissions of intervention trials, observational trials, cross-sectional studies and reviews are encouraged. Longitudinal as well as experimental studies that examine outcome measures to the athlete with regards to physical and sustainable health in different sporting environments are also welcome, as are those looking at musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Lindsy Kass
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • athletes
  • physical health
  • sustainable health
  • mental boundaries
  • musculoskeletal injuries

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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