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.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Hidetaka Hamasaki

Hamasaki Clinic, Nishida 2-21-4, Kagoshima, Japan
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Interests: diabetes; physical activity; martial arts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Tai Chi
  • yoga
  • martial arts
  • mind–body therapy
  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • metabolism
  • aerobic exercise
  • resistance training
  • interval training

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Perspectives on Interval Exercise Interventions for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Received: 18 June 2019 / Revised: 19 July 2019 / Accepted: 25 July 2019 / Published: 1 August 2019
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease and is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Exercise therapy is the most effective treatment for patients with NAFLD. High-intensity interval training [...] Read more.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease and is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Exercise therapy is the most effective treatment for patients with NAFLD. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is attracting attention as a time-efficient and an effective exercise modality for treating patients with NAFLD. Previous studies have shown that HIIT can reduce fat mass, visceral adipose tissue, and intrahepatic lipid levels and improve hepatic stiffness. HIIT may be an optimal exercise therapy to improve NAFLD in patients with a lack of time. Full article
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