Special Issue "Sedentary Behavior and Too Little Exercise - Linked to Childhood Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2023) | Viewed by 8003
Interests: physical activity; obesity; fundamental movement skills; motor competence; children, adolescents; adults; intervention design
Interests: obesity; ergogenic aids; kinanthropometry; physical activity; active videogaming; exercise physiology; strength and conditioning; motor skills; motor competence
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Sedentary lifestyles and undertaking too little exercise remain key behaviours which lead to multiple, negative health outcomes in childhood. Despite this, modern lifestyles continue to facilitate increasing sedentariness and there remains ongoing concerns that children do not engage in sufficient exercise for health benefits. This includes concerns regarding unhealthy weight and obesity, poorer cardiometabolic health, poorer motor skills, impaired cognition, poorer academic achievement, and more negative wellbeing. Although interventions to encourage children to sit less and to enhance physical activity have been trialed, there remain significant gaps in scientific understanding of the effectiveness and utility of interventions targeting sedentary behaviour in children. This Special Issue invites contributions from across the spectrum of health, sport and exercise, and social and life sciences examining the issue of sedentary behaviour and lack of exercise in children.
This Special Issue is open to original research, review articles, short reports, brief commentaries, case reports, meta-analyses, related to sedentary behaviour, and lack of exercise in children.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Cross-sectional and longitudinal association of sedentary behaviour, physical activity, fitness and related health variables during childhood;
- Environmental, sociocultural, and biological correlates of sedentary behaviour and obesity during childhood;
- Interaction of sedentary behaviour/lack of exercise, motor competence, obesity, and health markers during childhood and adolescence;
- Intervention strategies targeting sedentary behaviour and healthy weight during childhood;
- Process evaluation of interventions designed to reduce sedentary behaviour and/or increase exercise participation during childhood;
- Measurement issues related to sedentary behaviour from infancy through adolescence.
Dr. Clare M.P. Roscoe
Prof. Dr. Michael Duncan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sedentary behaviour
- physical activity
- body composition
- childhood health
- public health
- physical activity promotion