Special Issue "The Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting Active Healthy Ageing"
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: 30 September 2020.
Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; measurement of health behaviours; public health; interventions
Interests: physical activity and health
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Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; exercise rehabilitation; interventions; public health
Interests: urban design; city planning; built environment; walkability; public health; physical activity; healthy cities
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; exercise; accelerometry; muscle mechanical function and functional performance; nutrition; public health
On behalf of IJERPH, we are organizing a Special Issue about the challenges and opportunities for promoting healthy active ageing. IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes manuscripts in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health.
Population ageing is a global phenomenon. By 2050, it is expected that 17% of the world’s population will be over 65 years old with greater numbers of older adults worldwide than children under 16. With countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa set to see some of the biggest rises. To address the associated declines in physical and mental health, many health organisations have called for evidence on how best to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in older adults. We are therefore interested in papers that advance our knowledge of the determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in older adults as well as approaches to address them. These determinants would include individual, social, and environmental influences on behaviour. We anticipate that these questions may be addressed using a variety of methods including qualitative, spatial, longitudinal approaches, alongside natural experiments, controlled trials and systematic reviews.
Studies involving the following topics are welcome for this Special issue in IJERPH:
- The association between physical and mental health outcomes associated with physical activity and sedentary behaviour
- Assessment of physical activity and sedentary behaviour specifically designed for older adults
- The influence of individual, social and built environment factors on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in older adults
- The (cost) effectiveness of interventions targeting behaviour change in older adults
- Studies involving ‘younger’ and ‘older’ older adults
- Studies from the Global South, including, but not limited to, aspects of intergenerational living, social networks, participatory planning and ageing-in-place
Prof. Dr. Mark Tully
Dr. Lee Smith
Dr. Nicole Blackburn
Dr. Deepti Adlakha
Prof. Dr. Paolo Caserotti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Physical activity
- Sedentary behaviour
- Older adults
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Natural, built and social environment influences on older adults' mobility and well-being in metropolitan India
Authors: Deepti Adlakha
Affiliation: School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
Title: Increasing Physical Activity in Empty Nest and Retired Populations Online: A Randomized Feasibility Trial Protocol
Authors: Amy Cox; Ryan Rhodes
Affiliation: The University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Title: Evaluation of the Strength 4 Life programme: A Strength and Conditioning programme aimed at older adults
Authors: Tom Maden-Wilkinson; Rob Copeland
Affiliation: National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, UK