Special Issue "Physical Activity, Physical Education and Disability"
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: 1 April 2021.
Interests: motivation; emotions; resilience; physical education; disability
Interests: resilience; quality life; physical activity; disability; inclusion
The adoption of inappropriate lifestyles has led to an increase in the incidence of degenerative diseases due to risk factors. Since the mid to late 1960s, the number of deaths related to coronary diseases, heart attacks, and associated cardiovascular problems have increased worldwide. The World Health Organization has determined that more than two million people die annually from coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dyslipidemia, osteoporosis, depression, and anxiety. These diseases account for 60% of deaths worldwide—figures that are projected to rise to 75% beyond 2020.
In this sense, physical inactivity increases the causes of mortality; doubles the risks of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and obesity; and increases the risks of colon and breast cancer, high blood pressure, lipid disorders, osteoporosis, depression, and anxiety.
The population with disabilities is not exempt from this problem, since health levels are observed to be below “normal”. This is due to the lack of programs that encourage the practice of sports by people with disabilities, who are in inferior conditions to the general population. For example, in people with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, and visual impairment, we find levels of physical health below the standards of physical condition of their non-disabled peers.
This Special Issue aims to show the variety and relevance of recent developments and research in the field of physical education and physical activity in persons with disabilities. Possible topics include, among others, the following: social environment in relation to disability; integrative educational methodologies in physical education; training methods; quality of life; education and training; physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Dr. Rubén Trigueros-Ramos
Dr. José Manuel Aguilar-Parra
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- adapted physical activity
- adapted sport
- adapted physical education
- people with disabilities