Women’s Health: Physical Activity, Stress, Sleep and Quality of Life
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (7 July 2023) | Viewed by 15700
Interests: physical activity; stress; sleep; quality of life; women's health
Women and girls have specific needs and opportunities to improve their health, well-being and quality of life at every stage of their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge threat to global public health due to societal fear and anxiety, causing significant stress, affecting health and quality of life. Women tend to experience higher levels of stress than men. It is not always possible to identify the factor causing stress and eliminate it in everyday life. However, effective stress-relief strategies improve health and quality of life. Sleep problem is another factor which has a profound impact on overall health and quality of life. Sleep problems can affect anybody, however women are more likely to experience insomnia than men. Sleep may be affected by variation in hormonal changes in woman’s life and during women’s monthly menstrual cycle, stress, depression, pain, aging, and many other factors. Another factor that influence health is physical activity. Sedentary lifestyle has become one of the major public health problems in the 21st century. Increased physical activity level is associated with reduced stress and improved physical and mental health Most studies on these areas focused more on older women, rather than younger women. No single factor explains worse health and quality of life in women at different stages of women’s lives. Multidisciplinary researches are still needed to provide guidelines to improve women’ quality of life in physical, mental, sociological or economic areas. The purpose of this research collection is to add to the current knowledge on:
- Women’s physical activity level
- ways of motivating to increase physical activity in women
- stress-relief therapy
- stress-related eating and obesity
- insomnia in women
- quality of life at every stage of women’s life.
Dr. Da̧browska-Galas Magdalena
Dr. Kuba Ptaszkowski
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- physical activity
- quality of life
- women's health