Journal of Obesity

The Influence of Physical Activity on Obesity and Health


Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Jan 2012

1Department of Sport Medicine and Biology of Exercise, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

2Department of Kinesiology, Brock University, St Catharines, ON, Canada

3Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal


The Influence of Physical Activity on Obesity and Health

Description

Obesity is regarded as a major risk factor for disease. Rates of both total and abdominal obesity have increased in many countries in recent years, and this may adversely affect public health. Increased levels of physical activity could, on the one hand, combat fatness and, on the other hand, ameliorate obesity-related health disturbances. The prevalence of obesity in the pediatric population is also a serious health issue. Several approaches, including increased levels of organized physical activity (at schools, universities, and local communities) and behavioral interventions aiming to elevate levels of physical activity, have been used in an effort to decrease body fatness and disease risk with varying levels of success.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that will present new data on the association between physical activity, sedentary behavior, obesity and disease risk factors, and innovative approaches to help people of all ages increase and maintain adequate levels of physical activity. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Obesity and physical activity epidemiology across different ethnic groups and ages
  • Cross-sectional studies investigating the association between physical activity, obesity, and disease risk factors
  • Intervention studies examining the influence of physical activity on obesity and disease risk factors
  • Longitudinal evaluation of the interaction of adiposity and physical activity during growth and development
  • Approaches to stimulate active lifestyles and behavior change methods to promote adherence to obesity treatment/prevention tasks
  • Exercise and appetite regulation
  • Individual differences in response to exercise
  • Risks of sedentary behavior per se
  • The role of structured versus unstructured physical activity in weight control
  • Factors affecting the effectiveness of exercise for weight control
  • The effects of exercise on different components of body composition including BMI, fat mass, fat-free mass, regional adiposity, waist circumference, and intra-abdominal fat among others.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/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 298953
  • - Editorial

The Influence of Physical Activity on Obesity and Health

George P. Nassis | Panagiota Klentrou | ... | David John Stensel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 719140
  • - Research Article

Barriers to Physical Activity in East Harlem, New York

Ashley M. Fox | Devin M. Mann | ... | Carol R. Horowitz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 480467
  • - Research Article

The Effect of High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise on Body Composition of Overweight Young Males

M. Heydari | J. Freund | S. H. Boutcher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 810594
  • - Clinical Study

Physical Activity Is Associated with Weight Loss and Increased Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Severely Obese Men and Women Undergoing Lifestyle Treatment

Eivind Aadland | Lesley Robertson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 147385
  • - Review Article

Blood Pressure Control at Rest and during Exercise in Obese Children and Adults

Konstantina Dipla | George P. Nassis | Ioannis S. Vrabas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 710903
  • - Research Article

Age-Related Decline in Cardiorespiratory Fitness among Career Firefighters: Modification by Physical Activity and Adiposity

Dorothee M. Baur | Costas A. Christophi | ... | Stefanos N. Kales
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 518358
  • - Research Article

Longitudinal Associations of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Cancer Mortality in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1986–2006)

Niyati Parekh | Yong Lin | ... | Grace L. Lu-Yao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 919051
  • - Research Article

Do Overweight and Obese Individuals Select a “Moderate Intensity” Workload When Asked to Do So?

Cameron W. Hall | Michael E. Holmstrup | ... | Jill A. Kanaley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 261974
  • - Research Article

The Association of Obesity with Walking Independent of Knee Pain: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study

Daniel K. White | Tuhina Neogi | ... | K. Douglas Gross
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 803467
  • - Research Article

Sitting Time and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in African American Overweight Women

Rebecca E. Lee | Scherezade K. Mama | Ygnacio Lopez III
Journal of Obesity
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