Special Issue "Active and Healthy Confinement Lifestyle (AHCL): Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Be Better Prepared for Future Pandemics"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: sport sciences; sport nutrition; biomechanics; polyphenols; public health; elderly; cognitive functions; quarantine; pandemics; digital healthcare
Interests: health; lifestyles; home confinement; physical activity; sleep
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2. LIRTES-EA 7313, UPEC-Université Paris Est Créteil Val de Marne, Créteil, France
Interests: cognitive psychology; differential psychology; sport psychology; teaching methods; educational technology
The COVID-19 pandemic means that many of us are staying at home and doing less in terms of social interactions and exercise. This can have a negative effect on our physical and mental health, as evidenced by previous multicenter studies (e.g., ECLB—COVID-19 survey).
In order to be well prepared for possible re-closing measures as well as for future pandemics, we invite researchers in public health, epidemiology, physical activity domain, psychology, biostatistics, sociology and computer science to submit high-quality empirical papers, systematic reviews or meta-analyses in the following areas:
- Investigating changes in lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical activity, diet, sleep, social participation, etc.) during COVID‐19;
- Aiming to provide scientific data to help identify risk factors for psychosocial strain during the COVID-19 outbreak;
- Investigating the effect of different restriction levels on lifestyle behaviors and mental wellbeing;
- Investigating the effect of exercising and/or maintaining other confinement-healthy behaviors on physical and mental health;
- Dealing with reopening and/or reclosing measures and their effect on physical and mental health;
- Focusing on the application of digital technology to promote Active and Healthy Confinement Lifestyle (AHCL);
- Dealing with the potential of big data in promoting physical and mental health during pandemics;
- Discussing the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral and policy interventions aiming to address physical and mental health problems derived from the pandemic situation.
Dr. Achraf Ammar
Dr. Khaled Trabelsi
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Jmaiel
Dr. Aimen Khacharem
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- Physical distancing
- Home confinement
- Psychosocial strain
- Mental health
- Physical activity, Social participation
- Life satisfaction
- information and communications technology (ICT)
- digital health
- Big data