Counteracting physical inactivity during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence-based recommendations for home-based exercise

To reduce transmission of the coronavirus, from its initial outbreak in 2019 up to now, various safety measures have been enacted worldwide by the authorities that have likely led to reduced physical activity levels in the general population. This short communication aims to briefly outline the deteriorative consequences of physical inactivity on parameters of physical fitness and ultimately to highlight associated increases of cardiovascular disease risk and mortality. Finally, evidence-based practical recommendations for exercise that can be performed at home are introduced, to help avoid physical inactivity and therefore maintain or achieve good physical health.
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Subjects: training movement load exercise exercise offer virus infection health prevention interval method
Notations: leisure sport and sport for all biological and medical sciences training science
Tagging: Coronavirus Hometraining HIT HIIT
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17113909
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Published: 2020
Volume: 17
Issue: 11
Pages: 3909
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced