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Special Issue "Physical Activity and Elder Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2019) | Viewed by 50259
Special Issue Editors
Interests: public health; epidemiology; infectious diseases prevention; behavioral risk; health promotion
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Special Issue Information
Life expectancy is increasing worldwide, and, consequently, the proportion of older people in the total population is reaching consistent levels. Considering that health conditions are often weakened during the third age, this demographic change has important social consequences. Therefore, the identification of cost-effective interventions that may improve the health status and prevent disability in old age represents one of the most important public health challenges.
Regular physical activity is widely recognized as an instrument to improve functional health and energy balance, to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, depression, and falls, and to prevent the development of disability in the elderly. At the same time, physical inactivity is considered one of the leading causes of non-transmittable diseases and contributes to functional disability in the later stages of life.
This Special Issue seeks papers considering all aspects of physical activity in relation to health in the elderly. Epidemiological and cost-effectiveness studies will be considered. High-quality narrative and systematic reviews will also be considered.
Prof. Giorgio Liguori
Prof. Francesca Gallè
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 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 Disease
- Cognitive function
- Functional fitness