Sports, Exercise and Physical Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Submission deadline: 25 August 2022
Special Issue Editors
Wi-Young So, PhD
Sports Medicine, College of Humanities and Arts, Korea National University of Transportation, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea
Interests: exercise science for adolescent; obese and elderly; epidemiology with physical activity; exercise training
Sung-Un Park, PhD
Department of Sports and Health, Shingyeong University, Hwaseong, Republic of Korea; Research Institute of Sport Policy and Science, Shingyeong University, Hwaseong, Republic of Korea
Interests: sport in society; health behavior; sports organizations; taekwondo research; research methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce this special issue on “Sports, exercise and physical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” to be featured in the Journal of Men’s Health.

Regular physical activity, such as participation in sports, can help prevent many types of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis. It can also improve psychological health by reducing anxiety, stress and depression. Encouraging participation in sports is therefore one of the most effective ways to increase physical activity. This is especially so during the COVID-19 pandemic when sports, exercise and physical activity are expected to be poor and to thus adversely affect the health of men and women.

The purpose of this special issue is to examine the effectiveness of participation in various sports, exercise and physical activities on men’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome contributions that describe and enumerate the sports, exercise and physical activities that promote men's health. Your contribution is welcome in form of original articles, commentary and review. 

Dr. Wi-Young So and Dr. Sung-Un Park

Guest Editors

physical activities
heath behavior
Manuscript Submission Information

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