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Special Issue "Lifestyle Aspects of Students in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Armed Conflict and Economic Crisis and Other Social Events"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 2 January 2024 | Viewed by 214

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Health Sciences, University of Opole, Katowicka 68, 45-060 Opole, Poland
Interests: nutrition; diet; toxicology; public health; metabolism; antioxidants; neophobia
Department of Physical Education and Sport, Wroclaw Medical University, Wojciecha z Brudzewa 12, 51-601 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: health; physical activity; health behaviour; sport; eating habits; lifestyle

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 21st century is a time of dynamic changes in the lifestyle of society. On the one hand, there is evidence of a trend that indicates an increase in the level of education and health awareness in society; however, people are increasingly falling ill with numerous diseases.

Many changes and factors affect an individual's current lifestyle. In the last two years, a very important event that has had, and continues to have, an impact on lifestyle and behavioural change is the COVID-19 virus pandemic, and there are a number of publications that show its direct impact on lifestyle change in different social groups in terms of physical activity, how they deal with stress and, consequently, mental health, use of stimulants and diet. All these factors are significant and have an impact on an individual's health. The armed conflict in Ukraine could be another important phenomenon that may affect people's functioning and lifestyles. Regardless of the level of education, health status, gender and other determinants, armed conflict always results in a negative impact on the health of those associated with this difficult social situation. Another important phenomenon that is indirectly caused by the above-mentioned events may be the economic crisis, increased inflation and poorer living conditions, which may have an impact on the health of individuals. In this very dynamic period, there is a need to monitor the health behaviour, functioning and lifestyle assessment of people from different social groups. An important group that will play an important social role in the future ia university students. It is by acquiring the right knowledge, skills and attitudes that they will be able to create and influence the attitudes of others. This concept fuelled the creation of this Special Issue entitled "Lifestyle aspects of students in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict and economic crisis and other social events".

Adequate assessment of lifestyles in times of difficult events and the use of acquired knowledge about people who are subjected to difficult situations may result in the introduction of preventive programmes aimed at reducing future health effects, in terms of physical, mental and also social health aspects, not only in student groups, but in entire local and non-local communities.

Prof. Dr. Monika Bronkowska
Dr. Aureliusz Kosendiak
Guest Editors

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  • students
  • health
  • nutrition
  • stimulants
  • stress
  • quality of life
  • pandemic
  • armed conflict
  • economic crisis
  • lifestyle
  • risk factors
  • lifestyle diseases

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