Physical Activity, Exercise on Chronic Disease Prevention and Human Health
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Disease Prevention".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 18618
Interests: role of physical activity on improvement in physical fitness and prevention of lifestyle-related diseases in older adults; effect of acute and chronic exercise on vascular function and cognitive function; effect of polyphenol on vascular function; relationship between arterial stiffness and exercise performance
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Physical inactivity is known to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality in the general population. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the implementation of restrictive measures to reduce social contact and virus spread, which prevented a large portion of the population from taking part in physical activities outside of their homes. Therefore, people all over the world were unable to receive the important health benefits of physical activity and exercise.
Physical activity refers to all movement, including during leisure time, for getting to and from places as part of a person’s work, as well as moderate- and vigorous-intensity exercise carried out for the purpose of maintaining and improving physical fitness (WHO, 2020). Thus, physical activity and exercise help to prevent lifestyle-related diseases, also known as chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, many types of cancer, as well as dementia and depression, and contributes to improving our overall health and physical fitness, and consequently, quality of life.
This Special Issue focuses on the effects of physical activity and exercise on chronic disease prevention and health promotion in people. The primary topics that are covered by this Special Issue include but are not limited to the prevention and management of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases, and several cancers. Papers focusing on physical activity and exercise-related women’s health, mental health, brain health (e.g., cognitive function), and/or muscle health are also welcome. I look forward to your submissions.
Prof. Dr. Takanobu Okamoto
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- physical activity
- physical fitness
- vascular endothelial function
- arterial stiffness
- diabetes metabolic syndrome
- women's health
- mental health
- cognitive function
- locomotive syndrome