Special Issue on Physical Activity and Health in Children and Adolescents: Society, School and Family Roles

Submission Deadline: Nov. 10, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Department of Physical Education, Tolo Mehr University, Qom, Iran
    Guest Editors play a significant role in a special issue. They maintain the quality of published research and enhance the special issue’s impact. If you would like to be a Guest Editor or recommend a colleague as a Guest Editor of this special issue, please Click here to fulfill the Guest Editor application.
    • Amin Isanejad
      Shahed university, Tehran, Iran
    • Ghodrato llah Bagheri
      Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
  • Introduction

    Physical inactivity is increasingly becoming a major public health concern in many countries. Afforded by technological advancement and the low demand of physical exertion in living, people in the modern societies, youth and adults alike, have been accustomed to the more sedentary lifestyles. Inadequate physical exertion, in conjunction with the easy access to energy dense diet, has led to dramatic increases in the prevalence of obesity. Obesity is a chronic disease that is associated with morbidities (e.g., cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes) and mortality. In the youth population, in particular, cost-effective preventive interventions with reasonable suitability in settings such as schools or preschools are warranted.
    Regular participation in physical activity helps reduce the health risk of childhood obesity and the associated chronic diseases. In addition, recent studies suggest that increased participation in physical activity influences cognitive functions in children, including executive functioning (e.g., working memory and cognitive flexibility) and brain health. More evidence is needed to enlighten the relationships between physical activity, health outcomes, and cognition during the critical period of child development, particularly early childhood. Therefore, my special issue is an attempt to stimulate more research efforts in such an important area.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Current levels of physical activity in children and adolescents
    2. Physical activity consequences and outcomes in children and adolescents
    3. Society role in improving physical activity of children and adolescents
    4. School role in improving physical activity of children and adolescents
    5. Family role in improving physical activity of children and adolescents
    6. Effects of physical activity on health in children and adolescents

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.wjpublichealth.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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