Special Issue “Exercise Is Medicine: Physical Activity and Exercise in People Living with Long-Term Conditions”
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section “Exercise and Health“.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022
Special Issue Editors
Special Issue Information
Physical inactivity has become one of the greatest public health problems of our time and people living with long-term conditions are at an even greater risk. Despite a growing body of evidence suggesting numerous health benefits of regular physical activity and exercise in the prevention or management of chronic disease and lowering of mortality rates, there is limited specific information regarding the physical (in)activity and exercise training behaviours, as well as safe and effective, disease-specific recommendations for many long-term conditions—particularly within paediatrics. For many conditions, physical activity and exercise training may be as effective as pharmacological therapy, provide wider reaching benefits to both physical and psychosocial health, and have the potential to reduce the significant and growing costs to healthcare.
We are therefore seeking your contributions to be featured in an upcoming Special Issue: ‘Exercise Is Medicine: Physical Activity and Exercise in People Living with Long-Term Conditions’. This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to physical activity (interventions or evaluation) or exercise (training or testing) for children, adolescents and adults living with long-term conditions. We are particularly interested in large, randomised controlled trials measuring the effectiveness and/or cost-effectiveness of physical activity or exercise training strategies, however any work which aims to drive policy change and impact clinical practice is welcome, including earlier-stage work and contemporary reviews. We particularly welcome contributions featuring under-represented or under-researched populations. All submitted manuscripts will go through a rigorous peer review process.
Dr. Zoe Saynor
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- clinical exercise physiology
- exercise is medicine
- preventative medicine
- public health
- exercise for health
- physical activity
- exercise testing
- sedentary behaviour