Special Issue "Traditional and Innovative Physical Activity/Exercise for Diabetes and Obesity"
A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
Exercise therapy is essential for the management of diabetes and obesity. It is recommended that individuals with diabetes and/or obesity engage in regular moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic exercise and resistance training. Recently, a number of studies have reported on the effectiveness of Tai Chi and yoga in the management of obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes. Traditional physical activity/exercise, including Tai Chi, yoga, and traditional martial arts, which integrate exercise, deep breathing, and mediation, have the potential to improve metabolic health. In addition, new exercise modalities such as high-intensity interval training have been developed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, diabetes, and obesity. Exercise therapy can become more effective by combining tradition with innovation.
This Special Issue will compile original research articles, case reports, and critical reviews on the therapeutic effects of traditional and innovative physical activity/exercise in individuals with diabetes and/or obesity, as well as their potential physiological mechanisms in human metabolism.
Dr. Hidetaka Hamasaki
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- Tai Chi
- martial arts
- mind–body therapy
- aerobic exercise
- resistance training
- interval training