Special Issue "Environmental Supports and Physical Activity among Youth"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: built environment (e.g., parks and trails) and physical activity; cognitive benefits of physical activity and fitness; interventions; measurement of physical activity
This Special Issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is devoted to recent findings on “Environmental Supports and Physical Activity”, with a specific focus on children and youth. This Issue will make a substantial contribution to the knowledge base toward a better understanding of how built and physical environments/settings are potential barriers and/or determinants of youth physical activity behaviors. Insight into this important area can better inform policy makers on what to consider when developing/designing new environments for activity. A wide range of topics will be included in this Issue, related to but not limited to varying environmental supports, such as playgrounds, parks, park amenities (e.g., playing fields, courts, aquatic facilities), trails located in parks, paved recreational trails, natural surface trails, hiking trails, greenspaces, sidewalks, paths connecting neighborhoods, street lighting, presence of trees, fitness centers, etc., and their impact on physical activity and the physical/social emotional wellbeing of children and youth.
Dr. Julian A. Reed
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