Special Issue "Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2024 | Viewed by 1153
Physical activity has been associated with numerous health benefits in children and adolescents. Regular physical activity improves bone health, weight status, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, cardiometabolic health, cognition, self- esteem, and leads to a reduced risk of depression and depressed mood. Physical activity is a tool for maintaining physical and mental balance and is an important issue from a public health perspective. The World Health Organization guidelines recommend at least an average of 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous intensity, mostly aerobic, physical activity across the week for children and adolescents from 5 to 17 years old.
This Special Issue aims to gather scientific evidence that advances our knowledge about strategies and interventions to assess, improve, and promote physical activity in children and adolescents.
Authors are invited to contribute to this issue by submitting original research, review articles, short reports, brief commentaries, case reports, and meta-analysis related to the health benefits of physical activity in children and adolescents.
Dr. Sabrina Masotti
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Children 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 2400 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.
- physical activity
- body image
- weight status
- body composition
- public health
- health-related intervention
- mental health
- exercise psychology