Special Issue "Exercise and Aging"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: exercise; nutrition; body composition; frailty
Interests: biomechanics; motor control; balance; gait and posture; fatigue; aging; kinematics; kinetics
Interests: transcranial direct current stimulation; transcranial magnetic stimulation; Parkinson's disease; aging; force control; EMG; motor learning
Exercise and physical activity are potent strategies for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and disability in older adults. A robust literature including observational and empirical studies supports the role of physical activity and physical fitness as modulators of biological aging, disease expression, and optimization of functional independence and mental health and well-being across the lifespan. However, all exercise is not alike, and the efficacy of this intervention is dependent upon the modality and dose applied, as well as the specific genetic and phenotypic characteristics of the cohort in some cases. In this issue, we will highlight new evidence about the unique role of exercise as related to aging, chronic disease, frailty, longevity, and optimal performance. We welcome submissions related to this topic including basic laboratory as well as applied clinical and epidemiological investigations.
Prof. Dr. Maria A. Fiatarone Singh
Prof. Dr. Clark Dickin
Prof. Dr. Brach Poston
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical activity
- health promotion
- physical fitness
- geriatric medicine