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Special Issue "Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Dietary Interventions and Tracking Using Technology"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Communication".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: Physical activity; Sedentary behavior; Diet; Health technology; Cardiovascular disease; Heart rate variability; Gut microbiome; Diabetes
Interests: Physical activity epidemiology; physical activity interventions; emerging technology applications; physical activity measurement
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Technology is ubiquitous in everyday life, with health and wellness programs increasingly seeking to leverage technology to promote physical activity and nutritious eating behaviors while reducing sedentary behavior. With this Special Issue, we seek to provide an in-depth investigation of technologies used for the promotion of physical activity and nutritious eating behaviors and the reduction of sedentary behavior. We desire studies from all different contexts (communities, worksites, hospitals, schools, homes, etc.) across various populations which have: (1) sought to intervene and improve physical activity, sedentary behavior, and/or diet using technology; or (2) sought to validate different technologies for the tracking of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and/or diet. Additionally, while we will use this Special Issue as a platform to discuss the positive implications of technology use in health promotion, we also desire studies which discuss the potential negative implications of technology use in health promotion. Technologies of interest include but are not limited to wearable technologies, smartphone/mobile device applications and games, social media, global positioning and geographic information systems, active video games (exergaming), augmented reality, and virtual reality. Overall, this Special Issue will serve as a thorough critique of the use and validation of technologies used to improve and track physical activity, sedentary behavior, and diet, with the Special Issue content providing practical implications for researchers, health professionals, and educators in the fields of public health, health and wellness, kinesiology, and medicine.
Dr. Zachary C. Pope
Dr. Zan Gao
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Active video games (exergaming)
- Augmented reality
- Geographic information systems
- Global positioning systems
- Mobile devices
- Physical activity
- Sedentary behavior
- Social media
- Virtual reality
- Wearable technology