Special Issue "Tailored Exercise in Patients with Chronic Diseases 2020"

A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142). This special issue belongs to the section "Sport Medicine and Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Laura Stefani E-Mail
Sport Medicine Center, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interests: physical exercise; training; non-communicable chronic diseases; sedentary time; cardio-metabolic and inflammatory risk biomarkers; nutritional integration; functional evaluation; long term efficacy of physical exercise

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Physical exercise is usually suggested to reduce cardiovascular risk factors and prevent chronic metabolic diseases as a consequence of the effects on the body weight and structure, overall fitness, muscle strength, flexibility, and quality of life. Regular physical training has more recently been promoted for the evidence of the “anti-inflammatory effectiveness”. A positive impact has been shown in the most common “noncommunicable diseases”, such as hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, elderly age, post-transplant syndrome, and also in cancer, where the inflammatory process is globally represented. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines actually support “exercise as therapy” at a moderate level of energy expenditure. The importance of establishing the individual level of physical exercise, like a drug dose, has induced the literature in investigating this aspect in a diverse context varied by sex, age, and/or race/ethnicity, and especially in different clinical fields associated to incorrect life style habits. To reach this goal, a bench to bedside research strategy is needed. The Special Issue, “Tailored Exercise in Patients with Chronic Diseases”, is dedicated to collecting the experience in this field, and authors are invited to submit original research papers and current review articles.

Dr. Laura Stefani
Guest Editor

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.

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  • Exercise
  • Training
  • Quality of life
  • Sedentarism
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Elderly
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition habits in adolescent athletes
  • Life style in post transplantation
  • Illicit substances and metabolic chronic disease

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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