About this Research Topic
The chronobiological approach to sports, and particularly athletic performance, is a relatively recent field of interest. For sports practitioners, it is very important to schedule exercise training sessions and physical activity based on circadian rhythmicity and adequate sleep hygiene and feeding schedules to enhance athletic performance and health and wellbeing.
With this Research Topic, we aim to comprehensively evaluate the influence of circadian rhythmicity and biological functions on athletic performance or physical activity and, vice versa, the influence of athletic performance or physical activity on the circadian rhythm and sleep.
The goal of this Research Topic is to highlight the relationship between circadian rhythm and physical activity as an important point for maintaining and improving athletic performance and health and wellbeing. Indeed, we consider this bidirectional aspect of circadian rhythmicity and physical function to be of relevance for multiple pathological conditions as well.
Scope and information for authors:
Topics of interest include the evaluation of physiological and biological variables linking to performance or physical activity, such as perception of effort, heart rate variability, hormones, chronotype, sleep, recovery and fatigue.
We welcome authors to submit original research articles, reviews, mini reviews, and brief reports.
In addition, we invite submissions of manuscripts of both untrained and trained populations as well as of both healthy populations and those living with chronic disease.
Topic editors declare no conflict of interest.
Keywords: Circadian rhythm, Athletic performance, Physical activity, Exercise, Chronotype, physiological responses
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