Physical Activity on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention among Individuals with Disabilities
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Disabilities".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 1113
A physically active lifestyle is accompanied by many physical and mental health benefits. Currently, an estimated one billion people globally live with a disability. Individuals with disabilities are more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, or symptoms of depression than individuals without disabilities. As individuals with disabilities live longer, a greater emphasis must be placed on determining the benefits of exercise among individuals with disabilities. Past literature has shown that an active lifestyle could not only reduce the risk of secondary health problems but also positively influence functional performance and quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality, multi-disciplinary research which will advance the understanding of issues related to the effect of physical activity on health (physical and mental health) and disease prevention among individuals with disabilities (for example, people with intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, visual impairment, or Parkinson's disease). Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas: epidemiological studies in relation to disability; adapted physical education and activity; effects of exercise on health and well-being, ability, and quality of life; accessibility and safety of exercise programs. We hope that this Special Issue will encourage health professionals, parents, coaches, physical educators, and physical education scholars to consider the significance of including disabled people as active participants in more general research studies.
Dr. Chih-Chia (J.J.) Chen
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- adapted physical activity
- exercise intervention
- physical and mental health
- quality of life