Journal of Aging Research

Aging, Physical Activity, and Disease Prevention 2012


Publishing date
06 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 Feb 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Neurology, Justus-Liebeg University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

2Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5PL, UK

3Klinik für Neurologie, Kantonsspital, 9007 St. Gallen, Switzerland


Aging, Physical Activity, and Disease Prevention 2012

Description

Physical inactivity is the 4th highest attributable risk of death in the USA, and, when combined with its associated effect of overweight-obesity, it becomes the 2nd highest risk of death, just behind cigarette smoking. Moreover, five out of the six highest risk factors for death are favorably modified by increased physical activity. Despite this strong relationship to disease mortality, up to 78% of the population still does not exercise regularly. In spite of accumulating evidence that increased physical activity can slow or reduce the risk of developing many chronic conditions, the potential effects of exercise therapy are not sufficiently explored. Further research is needed to make specific recommendations for the optimal type or amount of exercise needed for disease prevention. Nevertheless, the average exercise dose in randomized controlled exercise intervention studies is below that recommended by professional organizations. Thus, the impact of physical activity on disease prevention may be underestimated in many previous investigations.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, which stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the role of physical activity in the prevention or treatment of diseases influenced by primary or secondary aging. Disorders that may not be prevented through increased physical activity but have clinical symptoms that can be slowed by exercise interventions, such as neuromuscular disease or movement disorders, and cognitive dysfunction would also be of interest. We are particularly interested in the application of physical activity to those diseases or risk factors that have the highest impact on public health. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in the role of physical activity as an intervention for risk of cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and metabolic disease or cognitive dysfunction
  • Physical activity as an intervention for slowing the progression of clinical symptoms of neuromuscular disease or movement disorders
  • Advances in the role of genomics in influencing the effects of physical activity on health or disease outcomes
  • Comparative studies of pharmacological agents and exercise interventions for prevention and/or treatment of disease
  • Comparative studies of various exercise modalities as interventions for disease prevention
  • Role of physical activity in the cell signaling of pathways known to promote or inhibit disease processes

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jar/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 373294
  • - Editorial

Aging, Physical Activity, and Disease Prevention 2012

Iris Reuter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 235765
  • - Clinical Study

Efficacy of a Multimodal Cognitive Rehabilitation Including Psychomotor and Endurance Training in Parkinson's Disease

I. Reuter | S. Mehnert | ... | M. Engelhardt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 890679
  • - Research Article

Barriers Are Not the Limiting Factor to Participation in Physical Activity in Canadian Seniors

Kristy L. Smith | Kelly Carr | ... | Patricia L. Weir
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 468156
  • - Research Article

Physical Activity across Frailty Phenotypes in Females with Parkinson’s Disease

Kaitlyn P. Roland | Kayla M. D. Cornett | ... | Gareth R. Jones
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 135192
  • - Research Article

Physical Activity among Veterans and Nonveterans with Diabetes

Erin D. Bouldin | Gayle E. Reiber
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 612918
  • - Research Article

“Conviv\^{e}ncia” Groups: Building Active and Healthy Communities of Older Adults in Brazil

Tânia R. Bertoldo Benedetti | Eleonora d'Orsi | ... | Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 243958
  • - Review Article

Does Physical Activity Increase Life Expectancy? A Review of the Literature

C. D. Reimers | G. Knapp | A. K. Reimers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 321098
  • - Research Article

Health-Related Social Control over Physical Activity: Interactions with Age and Sex

Kelly A. Cotter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 172492
  • - Review Article

Role of Exercise Therapy in Prevention of Decline in Aging Muscle Function: Glucocorticoid Myopathy and Unloading

Teet Seene | Priit Kaasik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 950192
  • - Review Article

Aging and Osteoarthritis: An Inevitable Encounter?

Thomas Hügle | Jeroen Geurts | ... | Victor Valderrabano
Journal of Aging Research
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