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Special Issue "Exercise as Prescription in Non-communicable Chronic Diseases and in Athletes"

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 March 2023 | Viewed by 281

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Dr. Laura Stefani
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Sport Medicine Center, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, 50121 Florence, Italy
Interests: physical exercise; training; non-communicable chronic diseases; sedentary time; cardio-metabolic and inflammatory risk biomarkers; nutritional integration; functional evaluation; long term efficacy of physical exercise; exercise prescription in non-communicable chronic disease and in solid organ transplantations; cardiotoxicity; echocardiographic deformation parameters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The prescription of exercise is a new field of interest in the sports medicine discipline, aiming to restore normal lifestyles and to prolong survival in populations such as previous cancer or transplant patients. The continuation of frailty and the elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in these populations, despite undergoing pharmacological or surgical treatment, are the main reasons why individualized exercise prescription programs are used.

This aspect is also important for some professional athletes with comorbidities, which must be addressed in order for these athletes to have good lifestyles and healthy behaviours, including nutritional aspects.  

Many strategies can be recommended for appropriate and specific training in all individuals. Authors are invited to submit papers regarding exercise evaluation and prescriptions in patients, healthy subjects, and athletes undergoing exercise prescription therapy. Additionally, studies that use instrumental non-invasive investigations to evaluate the potential cardiotoxicity of subjects enrolled in a program, such as echocardiographic examinations or heart rate variability tests, can be included in this SI.   

Dr. Laura Stefani
Guest Editor

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  • renal, liver, and heart post-transplant exercise programs
    o home-based exercise
    o strength training
    o exercise intensity
    o exercise duration
    o interval training exercise
  • metabolic chronic disease
    o cardiovascular diseases
    o cancer
    o metabolic diseases
    o musculoskeletal diseases
    o mental disorders
    o chronic pain
    o chronic communicable diseases (COVID)
    o frailty
  • the prevention of various adverse conditions in professional athletes
    o disease development
    o mortality
    o disease complications
    o functional limitations
  • exercise and health care systems: echocardiographic deformation parameters 
    o integrated care
    o practicability and manageability
    o cardiotoxocity

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From Strain toward Hyperdoppler Echocardiographic Evaluation in Sports Medicine
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(13), 7702; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137702 - 23 Jun 2022
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Sports medicine is often involved in the evaluation of a wide population composed by active or less active individuals [...] Full article
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