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Physical Activity and Perceived Physical Fitness during the COVID-19 Epidemic: A Population of 40- to 69-Year-Olds in Japan.
Makizako, Hyuma; Akaida, Shoma; Shono, Saki; Shiiba, Ryuhei; Taniguchi, Yoshiaki; Shiratsuchi, Daijo; Nakai, Yuki.
  • Makizako H; Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan.
  • Akaida S; Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan.
  • Shono S; Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan.
  • Shiiba R; Department of Rehabilitation, Tarumizu Municipal Medical Center Tarumizu Chuo Hospital, 1-140 Kinco-cho, Tarumizu, Kagoshima 891-2124, Japan.
  • Taniguchi Y; Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan.
  • Shiratsuchi D; Department of Rehabilitation, Tarumizu Municipal Medical Center Tarumizu Chuo Hospital, 1-140 Kinco-cho, Tarumizu, Kagoshima 891-2124, Japan.
  • Nakai Y; Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan.
Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 18(9)2021 Apr 30.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1217087
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ABSTRACT
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an abrupt change in lifestyle for many people with restrictions, often leading to a decrease in physical activity (PA), and thus contributing to a negative perception of health status. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on physical activity and perceived physical fitness in Japanese adults aged 40 to 69 years. Data were collected from an online survey conducted between October 19 and 28, 2020. The analytic sample consisted of 1989 Japanese adults (mean age, 50.1 ± 6.9 years; women, 38.9%) who were aged between 40 and 69 years and completed the online survey. Overall, the PA time per week decreased by 32.4% between October 2019 and April 2020. A decrease in PA time was recorded in October 2020; however, a decline of 15.5% was observed. Compared to individuals who did not perceive a decline in physical fitness, individuals who perceived declining physical fitness during the COVID-19 state of emergency demonstrated a greater decrease in PA time in April 2020 (-50.5%), and this trend continued into October 2020 (-25.0%). These findings may indicate that Japanese adults aged 40 to 69 years who perceived declining physical fitness experienced a greater decrease in physical activity.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pandemics / COVID-19 Type of study: Randomized controlled trials Limits: Adult / Aged / Female / Humans / Middle aged Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ijerph18094832

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pandemics / COVID-19 Type of study: Randomized controlled trials Limits: Adult / Aged / Female / Humans / Middle aged Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ijerph18094832