Special Issue "Active Ageing as a Way of Life"
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: closed (30 May 2023) | Viewed by 5724
Interests: exercise physiology; muscle damage; hypoxia, hydration and cardiovascular alterations
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Western Europe has one of the oldest populations in the world, due to an increase in life expectancy. Ageing has been associated with frailty and functional limitation due to three factors: an irreversible biological and physiological process, deconditioning due to a sedentary lifestyle and comorbidity effects. Thus, along with ageing, there is a deterioration in functional reserve, which increases sensitivity to external aggressions causing frailty, sarcopenia, falls, disability, and hospitalization, with a deterioration in quality of life and physical fitness. Obesity and physical inactivity are major universal public health concerns in older people, and physical activity has been shown to have the greatest impact on survival.
Promoting regular physical activity is one of the main non-pharmaceutical measures to improve the health of older people, who often show a low rate of physical activity. Older people reporting higher levels of illness or chronic health problems show severe difficulty walking unaided and going up and down stairs. Indeed, gait performance is an important biomarker of health in this population. Thus, this Special Issue plans to give an overview of the most recent advances in the field of active ageing, mainly changes in the essential physiological systems (e.g., locomotor, cardiovascular and respiratory systems). Therefore, this Special Issue aims to provide an update on improvements in health, well-being and quality of life in older adults.
We welcome different types of manuscript submissions, including original research articles and up-to-date reviews.
Dr. Jerónimo Aragón Vela
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- active ageing
- physical fitness
- healthy ageing
- health promotion
- cardiovascular disease