Special Issue "The Impacts of Physical Activity on Chronic Disease Prevention and Population Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
2. Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Shanghai 10th People's Hospital, School of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
3. School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
4. Population Health Research and Evaluation Hub, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia
Interests: clinical trials and practice in the areas of obesity, diabetes and chronic disease prevention; public health research and innovation for promoting physical activity, nutrition and active transport; translational research focused on translating research evidence into practice and development of public health policy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
We are organizing a Special Issue on the Impacts of Physical Activity on Chronic Disease Prevention and Population Health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). The venue is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health with an impact factor 2.035. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
There is mounting evidence that physical activity or exercise can improve population health and reduce the risk of developing several chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can also have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular physical activity can improve the quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow the population to enjoy these benefits. However, much more needs to be done for better understanding about the important contributing factors to physical activity as well as physical and biological mechanisms of linking physical activity to disease prevention and population health, and more importantly, what interventions can be effective for increasing the physical activity of the population.
We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the impacts of physical activity on chronic disease prevention and population health and their mechanisms, and also to help develop intervention strategies to increase physical activity and, ultimately, improve population health. Investigators who have conducted research on these topics are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration for this Special Issue in IJERPH.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to physical activity, chronic disease prevention and population health. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Epidemiological or clinical studies on physical activity, chronic disease prevention and population health, as well as their contributing factors;
- Studies on physical and biological mechanisms of linking physical activity to disease prevention;
- Studies on physical activity intervention and its enablers or barriers;
- Reports on intervention trials, and program evaluations;
- Recent advances in assessing or monitoring changes in physical activity;
- Case study on new clinical evidence of physical activity and disease prevention.
The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Li Ming Wen
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2300 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.
- Physical activity
- Chronic diseases
- Population health
- Quality of life
- Overweight and obesity
- Type 2 diabetes,
- Cardiovascular disease
- Case study