The Role of Physical Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 154

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ana Sofia Ruivo Alves
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Guest Editor
Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: sports medicine; strength and conditioning; concurrent training; health
Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: resistance training; strength and conditioning; movement velocity; training load; physical performance; geriatrics
* Invited Auxiliary Professor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Regular physical exercise is essential to improve or maintain physical and mental health and prevent diseases. In addition, it can potentially mitigate and reverse some of the adverse effects caused by several diseases, such as fatigue. Based on these premises, this Special Issue aims to broaden the scientific understanding of the role of physical exercise in preventing and treating several diseases in people of different ages. Therefore, we invite authors to submit original articles and reviews on the effects of exercise interventions (e.g., resistance training, endurance training, concurrent training, and multicomponent training) on a comprehensive range of diseases, which may include cerebrovascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases, metabolic diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, neurological diseases, psychiatric diseases, and oncological diseases. Authors are also encouraged to submit case studies reporting the impact of exercise on the mitigation or treatment of a specific disease or symptom.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Henrique P. Neiva
Prof. Dr. Ana Sofia Ruivo Alves
Dr. Diogo L. Marques
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • exercise
  • stroke
  • hypertension
  • pulmonary disease
  • diabetes
  • low back pain
  • dementia
  • depression
  • fibromyalgia
  • cancer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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