Vol. 15 No. 1 (2021)
Special issue on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease): Impacts on motor behavior
The COVID-2019 pandemic is a highly pathogenic viral infection that changed drastically daily life, including social distancing as a major preventive measure. Millions of lives have been significantly altered, and a global, multi-level, and demanding stress-coping-adjustment process is ongoing. The changes in routine may impact motor behavior, requiring a ﬂexible adaptation to new circumstances, which includes tele-interventions and physical education classes, exercise training adaptations, health care modifications, etc.
The goal of this Special Issue is to stimulate novel investigations and theoretical perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting motor behavior in children, middle-aged and older people, and people with diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, neurological disease, etc. We intend for this article collection to be a discussion platform on how to help people cope with and adjust to critical situations. Specific aims include understanding the effects of the pandemic on motor behavior and suggesting effective strategies to manage motor behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Fabio A. Barbieri (São Paulo State University - Unesp, Bauru - SP, Brazil)
Dr José A. Barela (São Paulo State University - Unesp, Rio Claro - SP, Brazil)
Dr Natalia M. Rinaldi (Federal University of Espírito Santo - UFES, Vitória - ES, Brazil
The editorial review process followed the BJMB's peer-review guidelines. The manuscripts were handled by the guest editor that invited at least two independent reviewers for a double-blind review.