Sedentary Behavior and Physical Inactivity in the Asia-Pacific Region: Challenges and Opportunities in a Century of Change
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 (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 8168
Many adults and children across the Asia-Pacific are not sufficiently physically active to support their health. Rates of obesity, metabolic disorders, and vascular diseases are increasing in both developed and developing societies in this region, which are driven by complex interactions between inactivity, urban lifestyles, population aging, and new modalities of work and leisure. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has added to the challenge through enforced lockdowns, online work/learning, and social distancing, which have further disrupted activity opportunities. This Special Issue aims to highlight emerging research concerning the public health challenge of sedentary behavior and inactivity and elucidate strategies for intervening to improve population health. Manuscripts that are appropriate for this Special Issue should address sedentary behavior and physical inactivity/activity in Asia-Pacific nations as central issues and may consider environmental, behavioral, policy or socio-cultural determinants or interventions. An inclusive definition of the Asia-Pacific is employed in this issue, which encompasses the regions of Oceania and the Pacific, South and Southeast Asia, North-east Asia, and Central Asia. If authors have questions about the suitability of their manuscript or target population, we encourage them to contact the editor of this Special Issue.
Dr. Michael Annear
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- physical activity
- sedentary behavior
- lifestyle diseases
- population aging
- urban environment
- vulnerable populations
- physical fitness