Special Issue on Sport, Food and Health

Published 30 June, 2020

Although a healthy diet is acknowledged to be effective in the prevention and therapy of non-communicable diseases, the significance of physical activity and sport remains underestimated in some quarters, despite compelling evidence of its protective effects. 

Physical inactivity has been recognised by the World Health Organization as one of the global leading risk factors for morbidity and premature mortality. It is also considered by the United Nations to be a cornerstone of combating non-communicable diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cognitive decline, depression and overall mortality. In fact, regular physical exercise and sports, and better dietary choices are effective means of extending not only lifespan, but also health span.

For this special issue we welcome original research articles and up-to-date reviews on sport, food and health. The guest editors will also invite scholars to contribute directly.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Prevention of non-communicable diseases by diet and physical exercise (e.g., obesity prevention programs)
  • Food, sport and mental health
  • Food, sport and quality of life
  • Sport nutrition: foods for sport and physical exercise
  • Nutritional supplements in sport, exercise and health
  • Food, nutrition and athletic performance
  • Sports medicine and nutrition
  • School-based interventions and development and learning in children
  • Behavioural science components of diet and physical activity behaviour
  • Psychological, social and cultural aspects of food, fitness and health
  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle: effective dietary and exercise programmes
  • Public health efforts and policies related to diet, sport and health
  • Environmental factors, diet and a physically active lifestyle

Submission Instructions 

Please submit online and select the article type: SI: Sport, Food and Health

Important Deadlines

  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2021

Guest Editors

  • Prof. Klaus W. Lange, MD, PhD, Chair of Health Research and Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
  • Prof. Jianjun Guo, MD, PhD, Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Ning Chen, PhD, Tianjiu Research and Development Center for Exercise Nutrition and Foods, Hubei Key Laboratory of Exercise Training and Monitoring, College of Health Science, Wuhan Sports University, Wuhan, China

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