Special Issue "Intersection of Sport, Physical Activity and Human Health"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: The intersection of sport, physical activity, and health. Health disparity. Barriers that impede and facilitators that enhance healthy behaviors such as preventive care and disease prevention. Interventions to reduce barriers to healthy behaviors. Disparities in healthcare/health service utilization of vulnerable populations
Interests: The intersection of sport, gender, health and well being. Gender equity in organizational leadership. Sport marketing and sponsorship. Social marketing in sport. Advancing women in higher education and sport leadership
Research has established the connection between physical activity and health. We know that people who engage in physical activity are less likely to experience some chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some forms of cancer) and risk factors for chronic disease (e.g. obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol. Additionally, being physically active has been found to improve bone density, pulmonary function, mood and wellbeing. Most physical activity research has compared people who are physically active to those who are not and have grouped all types of physical activity together. However, physical activity can be divided into subgroups including sport, conditioning exercise, recreation, and other (usually labelled household tasks).
Limited research has examined the link between sport, physical activity, human health and wellbeing in adults. The purpose of this Special edition is to examine the contribution that sport makes to human health and wellbeing including how and why sport influences people to be physically active.
Dr. Jennifer R. Pharr
Dr. Nancy L. Lough
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