A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section «Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion«.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Prof. Dr. Luis Ángel Saúl Website
Interests: health psychology; acquisition of habits; cognitive conflicts; constructivism; personal meanings; personal construct systems; personal construct psychology; psychotherapy
Prof. Dr. Luis Botella Website
Interests: health psychology; constructivism; personal meanings; personal construct systems; personal construct psychology; psychotherapy; social constructionism; self-narratives
According to WHO’s final document on The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (WHO, 2004), improvements in lifestyle and the acquisition and maintenance of healthy habits have more significant effects on health than any medical treatment. In addition, this impact on health translates into a socioeconomic effect as well.
The need for health self-care seems more pressing in the context of the current global pandemic, which was caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Various investigations have shown that obesity is one of the factors that increase the risk of death when contracting the disease (Kassir, 2020; Rottoli et al., 2020; Samuels, 2020; Simonnet et al., 2020). Therefore, the acquisition and maintenance of healthy habits is extremely important at any time, but even more so in periods of pandemic threat, since these would allow the body to better cope with infections.
However, the prescription of a change in lifestyle, or the simple desire of a person to acquire healthy habits, is not always enough to achieve that goal. The importance of psychological factors such as motivation or locus of control in this process has been repeatedly demonstrated.
The goal of this Special Issue is to explore the impact of pyschological factors on lifestyle and the incorporation of healthy habits.
Prof. Dr. Luis Ángel Saúl
Prof. Dr. Luis Botella
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