Special Issue "Physical Activity and Mental Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: physical activity; mental health; affect; emotion; mood; concussion; mTBI; cognitive function; resistance exercise
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Special Issue in Sports: 2nd Edition: Physical Activity and Mental Health
We are organizing a Special Issue on physical activity and mental health for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information about the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
For this Special Issue, we would be interested in your research related to physical activity and mental health. Despite the often negative connotations, mental health represents a continuum that ranges from mental illness (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD) to the promotion of psychological well-being (e.g, self-esteem, quality of life, positive affect, resilience). Physical activity is often associated with many positive changes in physical health and function, but the effects of physical activity on the prevention and treatment of issues related to mental health have often been overlooked. Presently, this topic has started to stimulate increasing interest in researchers and practitioners. Exercise and Sport Science Australia has recently released a position statement which has targeted the importance of physical health in those with mental illness.
This Special Issue hopes to present innovative research and strategies that explore the relationship between physical activity and mental health. We use the term “physical activity” in the broadest sense to include sport, exercise, walking, yoga, and any other bodily movement. We encourage submissions that demonstrate interesting innovations that utilize physical activity to help vulnerable populations improve mental illness (e.g., PTSD, depression, substance abuse issues, mental issues in student-athletes) or to promote positive psychological well-being. We are equally interested in the impact of physical activity interventions and acute bouts of exercise on constructs related to mental health.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to physical activity and mental health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Eric E. Hall
Dr. Elaine A. Hargreaves
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 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
- Mental Health
- Mental Illness
- Cognitive Function