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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part D

Importance of physical activity and home-based exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic


Author(s): Dr. Kishor V

Abstract: Physical activity and exercise can be effective treatment strategies for symptoms of both depression and anxiety. Each day is a new opportunity to engage in physical activity and exercise that can bring short and long-term benefits for mood, sleep, and physical health. The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) seems to be having a major impact on physical activity behaviours globally. The pandemic has forced many people around the world to stay at home and self-isolate for a period of time. WHO recommends 60 min/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for 6-17-yr-olds, and 75 min/wk of vigorous or 150 min/wk of moderate physical activity for adults and elderly, including 3 and 2 days/wk, respectively, with muscle and bone strengthening Practical recommendations for staying active at home, with aerobic exercise training on a bike or rowing ergometer, bodyweight training, dance and active video gaming, can aid to counteract the detrimental physical and mental side-effects of the COVID-19 protective lifestyle regulations. This commentary provides useful information on home-based physical activity for sedentary people across the lifespan, including children and adolescence, that can be undertaken during the present pandemic or other outbreaks of infectious disease. Home-based activities provide an opportunity for people to stay fit and healthy by practising simple movements while staying at home.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Kishor V. Importance of physical activity and home-based exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):217-222.
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