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Approaches in Physical Activity: From Basic to Applied Research 2017


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1São Judas Tadeu University, São Paulo, Brazil

2University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, UK

3Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil

4University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK

5São Paulo State University (UNESP), Bauru, Brazil


Approaches in Physical Activity: From Basic to Applied Research 2017

Description

Changes in the modern lifestyle including diets high in salt, sugar, and fat and low physical activity have contributed to the increasing incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases. Several nonpharmacological strategies have been developed aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle to reduce drug dose and polypharmacy and decrease morbidity and mortality. This reform in the lifestyle is an attitude that should be encouraged in all sectors of health care. About strategies on lifestyle intervention, the impacts of physical activity and exercise training practices have been widely studied over the past 5 decades. Many recommendations for exercise and physical activity by professional organizations and government agencies have been published on preventive and clinical views. Unfortunately, optimal exercise prescriptions and physical activity recommendations for different conditions are not well established, particularly if the unique scenario of each pathology is considered. Thus, there is a need for development of effective exercise programs and behavioral lifestyle intervention that will reduce damage, improve functions, or treat problems associated with particular pathological condition, based on translational view, showing evidences from morphofunctional, biochemical, physiological, and molecular aspects in both experimental models from basic to clinical and applied sciences.

Thus, we invite investigators to contribute with original research as well as review articles addressing different approaches in physical activity or exercises training at a basic, clinical, or epidemiological research level, considering that this is a great opportunity to improve the knowledge and fill some gaps present on exercise sciences.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Basic laboratory studies using animal model of physical exercise or training evaluating physiological and pathophysiological aspects in health and disease
  • Basic physiological and biomechanics studies applied to human rehabilitation and training in different populations
  • Planning exercise training for reducing cardiac dysfunction and MR: repercussion of aerobic, resistive, and combined programs
  • Measurement of physical activity in different patient groups
  • Randomized or controlled clinical trial to observe the effect of the treatment or training in specific group of patients
  • Advances in the genetics and epigenetics to know key mechanisms involved in human behavior
  • Human motor movement applied to aging with attention, electromyography, gait, and kinematics analysis
  • Association between environmental, family, and cultural factors on human behavior in different lifestyle intervention models

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9732315
  • - Editorial

Approaches in Physical Activity: From Basic to Applied Research 2017

Julien S. Baker | Bruce Davies | ... | Danilo Sales Bocalini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3714739
  • - Research Article

Multicomponent Exercise Improves Physical Functioning but Not Cognition and Hemodynamic Parameters in Elderly Osteoarthritis Patients Regardless of Hypertension

Hélio José Coelho-Júnior | Ivan de Oliveira Gonçalvez | ... | Bruno Rodrigues
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5353242
  • - Research Article

Relationship between Joint Position Sense, Force Sense, and Muscle Strength and the Impact of Gymnastic Training on Proprioception

Bartłomiej Niespodziński | Andrzej Kochanowicz | ... | Małgorzata Żychowska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4832851
  • - Research Article

Multicomponent Exercise Improves Hemodynamic Parameters and Mobility, but Not Maximal Walking Speed, Transfer Capacity, and Executive Function of Older Type II Diabetic Patients

Hélio José Coelho Junior | Iris Callado Sanches | ... | Bruno Rodrigues
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2013671
  • - Research Article

Evidence-Based Cutoff Threshold Values from Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve Analysis for Knee Osteoarthritis in the 50-Year-Old Korean Population: Analysis of Big Data from the National Health Insurance Sharing Service

Hyunseok Jee | Hae-Dong Lee | Sae Yong Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4863454
  • - Research Article

The Reliability and Validity of a Modified Squat Test to Predict Cardiopulmonary Fitness in Healthy Older Men

Chiu-Ping Yeh | Hsien-Cheng Huang | ... | Miaoju Hsu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5083634
  • - Review Article

Comparison of the Effectiveness of Whole Body Vibration in Stroke Patients: A Meta-Analysis

Yoo Jung Park | Sun Wook Park | Han Suk Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6862041
  • - Clinical Study

Unilateral Arm Crank Exercise Test for Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Individuals with Hemiparetic Stroke

Kazuaki Oyake | Tomofumi Yamaguchi | ... | Kimito Momose
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6783824
  • - Research Article

Measurement of Gender Differences of Gastrocnemius Muscle and Tendon Using Sonomyography during Calf Raises: A Pilot Study

Guang-Quan Zhou | Yong-Ping Zheng | Ping Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5342485
  • - Research Article

A Study on the Improvement of Walking Characteristics of the Elderly with Vibration Stimuli Applied to the Tibialis Anterior Tendon

Kiyoung Kwak | Huigyun Kim | Dongwook Kim
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