Physical Activity Interventions for Healthy Ageing and Fall Prevention

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Assessments".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 140

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Sport, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), 30107 Murcia, Spain
Interests: near-infrared spectroscopy; mitochondria; resistance training; healthy aging; physical activity for health
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Faculty of Sport, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), 30107 Murcia, Spain
Interests: muscle strength; elderly; physical performance; interventions; exercise program
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Human aging is a universal and inevitable phenomenon. As in the earlier stages, a range of physical, psychological and social changes occur. Aging plays an important role in the alterations observed in elderly organisms, but we do not know in what proportion, since inactivity is a fact consubstantial with aging. Over the years, physical activity not only decreases in intensity but also in duration, which translates into increasing difficulty in coping with daily tasks and, ultimately, a deterioration in quality of life.

This physical inactivity is a key risk factor for increased mortality, morbidity, and functional disability in the elderly. Regular physical exercise is essential for the quality of life of older people, reducing the need for assistance and increasing their independence to carry out everyday tasks without the risk of falling. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to highlight the latest evidence on the potential health benefits of physical activity in the elderly population, and encourages submissions of original articles, reviews and short communications that specifically address physical activity and/or the underlying causes and mechanisms of the prevention of falls in this population. Due to the breadth of the topic, contributions from many disciplines such as epidemiology, biomechanics, physiology, psychology and social sciences are expected. Contributions on these topics are welcome, particularly those that combine high academic standards with a sound approach to addressing the physical activity needs of older people.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in IJERPH.

Dr. Salvador Romero-Arenas
Dr. Fernanda Borges-Silva
Guest Editors

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  • older adults
  • daily physical activity
  • well-being
  • balance
  • postural control
  • gait analysis
  • exercise prescription
  • strength and conditioning
  • multicomponent
  • Tai Chi
  • yoga
  • exercise physiology
  • exercise therapy
  • wearables
  • sensors
  • virtual reality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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