Special Issue "Physical Activity across the Lifespan"
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: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 1022
Interests: physical activity across the lifespan; promotion of physical activity; inactivity and sedentary behaviour
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Interests: physical activity; inactivity; promoting physical activity; physical education; technology in physical education and promoting physical activity; physical fitness; tracking of physical activity; sport club participation
In recent decades, our understanding of influence of physical activity for public health has increased, and at the same time, we are facing a global epidemic of physical inactivity. As inactivity is increasing, it is widely understood that physical activity is a lifelong habit that will fluctuate over the life course. Physical activity can be divided to different parts, including leisure-time physical activity, occupational physical activity, and commuting physical activity.
This Special Issue seeks papers on physical activity across the lifespan, concentrating on papers with longitudinal data or cross-sectional data from different time points and life transitions and life events that have a positive or negative influence on activity, such as the birth of a child or retirement. We are especially interested in papers that track physical activity from childhood/adolescence to adulthood or intergenerational transmission of physical activity. Additionally, associations of physical activity in lifespan and health problems (e.g., overweight, obesity), symptoms (e.g., hypertension), morbidity or mortality are warmly welcomed. Papers that concentrate on special population groups are well accepted.
Prof. Dr. Mirja Hirvensalo
Dr. Kasper Salin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical activity
- longitudinal study
- cohort study
- life transitions
- life events
- sedentary behavior