International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Journal)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Description of Activity

Guest Editor for a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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
Guest Editor
PeriodOct 2021Dec 2022
Type of journalJournal
Degree of RecognitionInternational