Special Issue "Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Children and 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: 31 January 2021.
Interests: physical activity; health behaviors; adolescents; public health
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: physical activity; epidemiology; weight gain; obesity; adolescent pregnancy
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: health promotion; health behavior; physical activity; setting; self-assessment of health; health awareness
On behalf of IJERPH, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes manuscripts in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health, we are organizing a Special Issue about physical activity and sedentary behaviors in children and youths, which will offer an opportunity to publish high-quality multidisciplinary research: original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications that may deepen our understanding of the role of physical activity.
The lack of physical activity in children and youths disrupts proper physical, mental, and social growth and development and is also a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases, poor HRQL, and premature mortality. Based on recommendations guiding physical activity and sedentary behaviors in children and adolescents, we are interested in papers analyzing the wide context of determinants of these behaviors, as well as their reciprocal relationships.
For this Special Issue in IJERPH, we especially welcome studies carried out in children/youth population involving the following topics:
- Physical activity/sedentary behavior assessment and surveillance in the context of recommendations;
- Physical activity/sedentary behaviors and mental health;
- Psychosocial correlates of physical activity and sedentary behaviors;
- Physical literacy studies;
- Neighborhood environment—built and social, as factors influencing choices leading to physical activity/sedentary behaviors;
- Gross motor skill development;
- The association between gross motor skills and physical activity/sedentary behaviors;
- Screen- and sitting time correlates;
- Active/passive transportation and physical activity levels;
- The role of sleep duration and sleep behaviors in children and adolescents’ energy expenditure behaviors.
Dr. Hanna Nałęcz
Dr. Talita Honorato-Rzeszewicz
Dr. hab. Ida Laudańska-Krzemińska
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Physical activity
- Physical literacy
- Gross motor skills
- Sedentary behaviors
- Sitting time
- Screen time
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: Promotion of Elementary School Students´ Health Literacy
Authors: E. Knisel 1, H. Rupprich 2, A. Wunram 1, M. Bremer 1 and C. Desaive 1
Affiliations: 1 Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Sport Pedagogy and Sport Sociology. Zschokkestr. 32, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany; 2 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute of Sport Science, Department of Sport Psychology, Jakob-Welder-Weg 12, D 55128 Mainz, Germany
Title: The Influence of Physical Activity, Birth Factors, Length of Breastfeeding and Body Compositions on Bone Mineral Density in Adolescent Boys
Authors: Anna Kopiczko 1, Jakub Grzegorz Adamczyk 2, Monika Łopuszańska-Dawid 1
Affiliations: 1 Department of Biomedical Sciences, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland; 2 Department of Theory of Sport, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland
Title: Levels of Physical Activity and Mental Health in Adolescents in Ireland
Authors: Michal Molcho 1, Aoife Gavin 2, Colette Kelly 2 and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn 2
Affiliations: 1 Discipline of Children Studies, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland; 2 Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland