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Approaches in Physical Activity: From Basic to Applied Researches


Publishing date
02 Sep 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Apr 2016

1São Judas Tadeu University, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, UK

3Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitoria, ES, Brazil

4University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK

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


Approaches in Physical Activity: From Basic to Applied Researches

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 damages, 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:

  • 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 2016
  • - Article ID 6498624
  • - Editorial

Approaches in Physical Activity: From Basic to Applied Research

Julien S. Baker | Leonardo dos Santos | ... | Danilo S. Bocalini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7468937
  • - Research Article

Exercise Alters Gait Pattern but Not Knee Load in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Ssu-Yu Chang | Yi-Jia Lin | ... | Li-Fei Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4902714
  • - Review Article

A Systematised Review of Primary School Whole Class Child Obesity Interventions: Effectiveness, Characteristics, and Strategies

Elise C. Brown | Duncan S. Buchan | ... | Lon Kilgore
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7538236
  • - Research Article

Lower Limb Loading during Gait in Patients Long Period after Total Hip Arthroplasty Revision

Eliska Kubonova | Zdenek Svoboda | ... | Sarka Duskova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8465976
  • - Research Article

Energetic Assessment of the Nonexercise Activities under Free-Living Conditions

Shijie Sun | Qiang Tang | ... | Kuan Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3815976
  • - Research Article

Effect of Regular Resistance Training on Motivation, Self-Perceived Health, and Quality of Life in Previously Inactive Overweight Women: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Hege Heiestad | Anne Mette Rustaden | ... | Lene A. H. Haakstad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7231545
  • - Research Article

Evaluating a Nationwide Recreational Football Intervention: Recruitment, Attendance, Adherence, Exercise Intensity, and Health Effects

Liljan av Fløtum | Laila S. Ottesen | ... | Magni Mohr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1497213
  • - Research Article

Influencing Factors on the Overestimation of Self-Reported Physical Activity: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Low Back Pain Patients and Healthy Controls

Andrea Schaller | Kevin Rudolf | ... | Ingo Froboese
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9427231
  • - Research Article

Synergistic Effects of Six Chronic Disease Pairs on Decreased Physical Activity: The SMILE Cohort Study

Sarah Dörenkamp | Ilse Mesters | ... | Rob de Bie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7639842
  • - Research Article

A 12-Week Vigorous Exercise Protocol in a Healthy Group of Persons over 65: Study of Physical Function by means of the Senior Fitness Test

Francesco Todde | Franco Melis | ... | Filippo Tocco
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