research product . 2020

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on levels of physical fitness

Pinho, Cristiano Silva; Caria, Alex Cleber Improta; Aras Júnior, Roque; Pitanga, Francisco José Gondim;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 Sep 2020
  • Publisher: Associação Médica Brasileira
SUMMARY INTRODUCTION The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by infections from a novel human coronavirus, has been reported since December 2019 in China but was only made official in March 2020. Since then, it has had an impact worldwide, both due to its aggressiveness and its fast propagation. Society has been facing this pandemic by following the recommendations and determinations of the WHO and the strategies deployed by governmental institutions. Among these, social isolation has been shown to be the most important, because when isolating, society tends to move less, with a consequent increase in physical inactivity and sedentary behavior, affecting its levels of phy...
free text keywords: Physical Fitness, Coronavirus Infections, Sedentary Behavior, Betacoronavirus, Aptidão física, Infecções por coronavírus, Comportamento sedentário, Betacoronavírus
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