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Ageing and Physical Activity

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Prof. Gonçalo Dias, PhDE-MailWebsite

    Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra School of Education, Rua D. João III, Solum, Coimbra, Portugal; Research Unit for Sport and Physical Activity, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Applied Research Unit (IIA), Robocorp, Coimbra, Portugal; Physical Activity Program for Older Adults, Arganil, Portugal

    Interests: Eldery; Motor learning and control; Sports science; Neuroscience; Ecological dynamics; Dynamical systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to present this special issue on “Ageing and Physical Activity” with the Journal of Men’s Health.

Physical activity can play a crucial role in the protection against age-related morbidity and can increase longevity, regardless of the age when the physical activity is initiated and changes in sedentary patterns are altered. The 65+ year segment of the population is rapidly increasing. Therefore, regular participation in physical activity is crucial for maintaining good health, particularly as we age (cf. Dias & Couceiro 2017).

Despite the wealth of research evidence that has identified physical inactivity as a key risk factor for a number of chronic medical conditions that result in premature disability and mortality in the older adult years, a large proportion of older adults (≥65 years) do not currently meet global physical activity recommendations. This is a particularly troublesome finding given that individuals with a disability who regularly engage in physical activity derive substantial health benefits (see Foreword in Dias, G. & Couceiro, M.S. 2017. Active Ageing and Physical Activity: Guidelines, Functional Exercises and Recommendations. SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research. Springer, Cham. ISBN: 978-3-319-52062-9).

The purpose of this special issue is to examine the effectiveness of participation in various sports and physical activities on Ageing and Physical Activity.

Your contribution is welcome in the form of original articles, case reports, commentaries and reviews.

This special issue allows an opportunity to address the following topics.

Topics of Interest:

·   Health

·  Physical activity

·   Ageing in place

·  Public health

·   Quality of life

·   Walkability

·   Social participation

·   Social support

Prof. Gonçalo Dias

Guest Editor


Elderly; Ageing; Physical activity; Sports; Health behavior

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All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Men's Health are assessed according to the journal standard editorial criteria. If accepted for publication, an Article Processing Charge of 1250 USD applies.

Type of Articles: Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Systematic Review, Short Communication, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Commentary, Rapid Report, Meeting Report, News and Views

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