Special Issue "Health, Physical Activity and Performance in Youth"
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: 31 March 2021.
Interests: pediatric exercise science; sports science; exercise physiology; bone metabolism; nutrition
A Special Issue on Health, Physical Activity, and Performance in Youth is being organized in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. More detailed information is presented on the journal website, please refer to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Physical activity (PA) and exercise enhance the optimal development and functioning of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. PA is also known to confer benefits such as improvement in weight control, mental health and mood, ability to perform daily activities, and life span, as well as a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, certain cancers, osteoporosis, and falls. Furthermore, physical inactivity has been known to lead to a sedentary lifestyle that in turn may lead to overweight or obesity. Physical inactivity is also known to have adverse health effects. Therefore, adequate PA is considered important for good health.
Youth is an important period for establishing healthy habits for healthy adulthood. For example, approximately 80% of obese youth grow into obese adults. The results of previous studies also suggest that PA during childhood and adolescence is a key contributor to the overall health trajectory. In addition, appropriate training methods are important to help youth athletes stay healthy while improving their athletic performance.
This Special Issue is open to any contributions in the subject area of physical activity, performance, and youth health. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
Prof. Dr. Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Exercise science
- Exercise training
- Health risk behaviors
- Physical activity
- Athletic performance
- Sport participation
- Exercise interventions