Special Issue "Exercise and Health during COVID-19"
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".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 35908
2. CIBER of Frailty and Healthy Aging (CIBERFES), ISCIII, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Interests: exercise physiology; exercise in older adults; physical activity; HIIT; diabetes; muscle power training
Interests: coronavirus; lockdown; home-based training; fitness; physical condition in older adults; functionality; physical activity; sedentary behavior
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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic caused by a new virus named SARS-CoV2. Like others in the coronavirus family, this virus causes various clinical manifestations under the term COVID-19, including respiratory symptoms that vary from the common cold to severe pneumonia with respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, and multiorgan failure. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occur through the secretions of infected people, mainly by direct contact with respiratory droplets larger than 5 microns (capable of being transmitted at distances of up to 2 meters). For this reason, many countries have restricted mobility and social interactions among their citizens as part of their early-stage strategies to fight the pandemic. Such approaches are likely to increase sedentary behaviors and induce negative health effects on the general population, and even worse in at-risk individuals (i.e., advanced age, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease).
Therefore, the current Special Issue welcomes papers addressing the negative health effects of COVID-19 lockdowns, the strategies, possible solutions or alternatives to maintain physical activity levels, as well as the potential role of exercise-based interventions in the reduction of physical inactivity derived by natural movement restrictions.
Dr. Amelia Guadalupe Grau
Dr. Olga López Torres
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- sedentary behavior
- physical inactivity
- health and well-being
- home-based exercise