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The Effect of the Physical Activity on the Health of People

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 August 2024 | Viewed by 831

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Institute of Biological Sciences and Health, Campus Florestal, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa 35690-000, Brazil
Interests: physical exercise; human health; exercise physiology; resistance training

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Dear Colleagues,

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure (WHO, 2020). People who perform regular physical activity have a lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, bowel cancer, breast cancer, early death, osteoarthritis, hip fracture, falls (among older adults), depression, and dementia. As a result of COVID-19 isolation, there was an increase in individuals' perceptions of the importance of being physically active in maintaining good quality of life and health.

Furthermore, physical exercise has many health benefits, and evidence of this continues to accumulate. Healthcare professionals should incorporate physical exercise counseling for patients into their daily clinical practice.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on the effects of different types of physical exercise on people’s health, and welcomes new research papers, reviews, and case reports. Papers on new approaches to the practice of physical exercise in relation to their health or risk assessment are also welcome. Other accepted manuscript types include methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.

Prof. Dr. Osvaldo Costa Moreira
Prof. Dr. Luis Leitão
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • human health
  • exercise
  • resistance training
  • aerobic training
  • physical fitness
  • disease
  • elderly

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Association between Physical Activity and Dengue and Its Repercussions for Public Health: New Insights
by Francisco José Gondim Pitanga and Victor Keihan Rodrigues Matsudo
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(6), 727; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21060727 - 4 Jun 2024
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Dengue is an endemic disease in tropical countries, mainly in South America, Southwest Asia, and Africa, which, despite having a low lethality rate, can overwhelm health systems. Strengthening the immune system through regular physical activity can be an important tool to prevent contagion, [...] Read more.
Dengue is an endemic disease in tropical countries, mainly in South America, Southwest Asia, and Africa, which, despite having a low lethality rate, can overwhelm health systems. Strengthening the immune system through regular physical activity can be an important tool to prevent contagion, worsening, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by the disease, as seen in the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, this point of view aims to analyze the possible association between physical activity and dengue and its repercussions on public health. Comments were made on the main characteristics of dengue as well as on the main vaccines available to date. It was also discussed the impacts of dengue on health systems, in addition to the main repercussions for public health when a very large number of people are infected. It was also commented on the main factors that contribute to the worsening of the clinical stage of dengue, in addition to discussions and reflections on physical activity, strengthening the immune system, and dengue. There are assumptions that regular physical activity can be an important public health strategy to prevent contagion, severity, and hospitalizations caused by dengue and that it needs to be promoted by governments around the world as a tool for preventing and treating not only chronic communicable diseases but also infectious diseases. Full article
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