The importance of promoting physical activity during the COVID-19 outbreak to control the worsening of old pandemics

Authors

  • Isabela R. Marçal Exercise and Chronic Disease Research Laboratory (ECDR), Departament of Physical Education, School of Sciences, São Paulo State University – UNESP, Bauru, SP, Brazil
  • Emmanuel Gomes Ciolac Exercise and Chronic Disease Research Laboratory (ECDR), Departament of Physical Education, School of Sciences, São Paulo State University – UNESP, Bauru, SP, Brazil - emmanuel.ciolac@unesp.br

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.217

Keywords:

COVID-19, Non-communicable chronic diseases, Physical activity, Home-based training

Abstract

The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) is an unprecedented public health emergency of global concern. Although the measures to contain the COVID-19 spreading is essential, there are old pandemics that we are still fighting and cannot be neglected during the current outbreak. Non communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) remain the leading cause of death worldwide. Indeed, physical inactivity is one of the most important risk factors for NCDs and it was considered a pandemic matter in 2012. Therefore, we discuss new strategies (i.e.: transition from center-based to home-based training) to increase motivation, participation, and adherence in physical activity during the COVID-19 to control the worsening of old pandemics.

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Published

2021-03-01

How to Cite

Marçal, I. R., & Ciolac, E. G. (2021). The importance of promoting physical activity during the COVID-19 outbreak to control the worsening of old pandemics. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 15(1), 20–25. https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v15i1.217

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Special issue: COVID-19 (coronavirus disease): Impacts on motor behavior

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