Special Issue "Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle"
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 (15 December 2019).
Interests: (1) physical activity across the lifespan, identifcation of the determinants of physical activity, inactivity and sedentary behavior; (2) promotion of physical actvity, how to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour; (3) sport pedagogy, physical education
In recent decades, there has been increasing concern related to lack of physical activity and increase of sedentary time. Because of an insufficient amount of physical activity, incidence of several chronic diseases can follow. These include more than 25 chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, depression, and several cancers. In addition, lack of physical activity is a predictor of obesity and overweight. In recent decades, there has been a rise in body mass index (BMI) levels worldwide.
Physical activity is one of the big four health habits, with the other three being smoking, drinking, and fruit and vegetables consumption. Associations of physical activity and health habits are often studied, but more research is needed to understand the difference between health habits and how these health habits cluster together.
This Special Issue seeks papers on physical activity and its links with other health habits and well-being. Especially papers that are linked with the school environment are welcomed, but also longitudinal studies on the topic are very warmly welcomed. Systematic reviews will also be considered.
Prof. Mirja Hirvensalo
Dr. Kasper Salin
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- physical activity
- sport participation
- health behavior
- health promotion
- risk factors
- chronic disease
- health care settings
- healthy lifestyle
- health-related fitness
- behavioral change
- dietary habits
- sedentary behavior
- screen time
- app-based intervention
- structured education
- primary education
- secondary education
- after-school physical activity
- cross-sectional, longitudinal study