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Special Issue "Exercise in Aging"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
In less than 200 years, life expectancy in the United Kingdom has doubled from ~40 to ~80 years, a trend mirrored in most developed and now developing countries. Despite increased lifespan, the effects of increased longevity pose distinct health challenges, with national morbidity profiles showing greater incidence of chronic and degenerative diseases. The healthogenic effects of staying active across the lifespan are widely promoted, yet only 36% of men and 18% of women >75 years of age in England achieve the physical activity guidelines of 150 min/week.
Reduced functional ability as we age is caused by a natural weakening of physiological systems, exacerbated by physical inactivity. This Special Issue will discuss benefits of, and barriers to, physical activity and exercise in older cohorts. Manuscripts are invited that concern the influence of age on exercise-related parameters, or the effect exercise exerts on older individuals. Submissions from all disciplines will be considered, and experiments investigating exercise to attenuate aging are encouraged.
Dr. Lawrence Hayes
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sports is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Functional ability
- Physical activity