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Special Issue "Sport, Physical Activity and Public Health: Influence of Age and Gender"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2020.
Interests: sport management; sport facilities; sport performance
Scientific evidence has shown that physical activity and sport, practiced with certain frequency and at a moderate to vigorous intensity, are one of the best strategies currently available to promote public health and the well-being of the population. In addition, physical activity and sport practice are directly associated with increasing quality of life in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
These improvements in health and quality of life are closely related to the amount and type of activities practiced throughout different stages of life. In addition, the possible benefits and physiological changes are also linked to the gender of the participants. Therefore, the interaction between age and gender in terms of health promotion through sport and physical activity is an incipient area of interdisciplinary research with great academic, political and practical implications.
The aim of this Special Issue is to attract studies that address age and gender influence on physical activity and sport practice. Although this call is primarily intended for manuscripts including samples or observations that analyse the interaction between both variables, research that includes only one sex or age category in their study design is also welcome, provided it is contextualised in the influence or the role of age and gender on public health and sport practice.
Topics as important as gender differences in adherence to physical activity, bone development in growing girls and their relationship with osteoarticular health in adulthood, epidemiology of physical activity in different contexts and ages, the benefits of policies to promote sports practice in elderly people, the efficiency of spending for promoting sports in different populations and savings in health costs, or differences in physiological adaptations to exercise depending on age and gender can be covered in this Special Issue.
Prof. Leonor Gallardo
Dr. Jorge García-Unanue
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Age and physical activity
- Physiological adaptations by gender
- Physical activity epidemiology
- Public health
- Physical activity promotion
- Public policies
- Sport and elderly
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Physical condition in young soccer players-Influence of maturational stage and aerobic fitness
Authors: Samuel Manzano-Carrasco, José Luis Felipe, Javier Sánchez-Sánchez, Leonor Gallardo and Jorge García-Unanue
Title: Quantification of internal and external load in school football according to gender and teaching methodology
Authors: García-Ceberino, J.M.; Antúnez, A.; Feu, S., & Ibáñez S.J.
Title: Gender and age association in health parameters and body composition of active disabled athletes competing in Special Olympics Games
Authors: Jesús Fernández-Gavira, Antonio Jesús Sánchez-Oliver, Jerónimo García-Fernández, Moisés Grimaldi-Puyana, Pablo Gálvez-Ruiz
Title: Predictive variables of adolescents´ intention to be physically active after graduation. Is the gender a conditioning factor?
Authors: Maria H. González-Serrano, Carlos Pérez Campos, Ferran Calabuig-Moreno
Title: Assessment of active video games’ energy expenditure and intensity in overweight and obese children
Authors: Alex Gonzalez-Aguero, Marcos Perez-Llera, Cristina Comeras-Chueca, Gabriel Lozano-Berges, Jorge Marin-Puyalto, Angel Matute-Llorente, Germán Vicente-Rodriguez, José Antonio Casajus