COVID and physical exercise, physical activity : a rapid classification of published articles (reviews)

A (too) long list of position papers, commentaries, letters to editors has been published. I also identified 5 reviews of literature.

All references cited in previous articles are available in a bibtex file.


  • Arora, T., & Grey, I. (2020). Health behaviour changes during COVID-19 and the potential consequences: A mini-review. Journal of Health Psychology, 25(9), 1155–1163.
  • Bentlage, E., Ammar, A., How, D., Ahmed, M., Trabelsi, K., Chtourou, H., & Brach, M. (2020). Practical Recommendations for Maintaining Active Lifestyle during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Literature Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(17).
  • da Silveira, M. P., da Silva Fagundes, K. K., Bizuti, M. R., Starck, É., Rossi, R. C., & de Resende E Silva, D. T. (2020). Physical exercise as a tool to help the immune system against COVID-19: an integrative review of the current literature. Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
  • Khoramipour, K., Basereh, A., Hekmatikar, A. A., Castell, L., Ruhee, R. T., & Suzuki, K. (2020). Physical activity and nutrition guidelines to help with the fight against COVID-19. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1–7.
  • Mukona, D. M., & Zvinavashe, M. (2020). Self- management of diabetes mellitus during the Covid-19 pandemic: Recommendations for a resource limited setting. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome, 14(6), 1575–1578.
  • Rahmati-Ahmadabad, S., & Hosseini, F. (2020). Exercise against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Does workout intensity matter? (A mini review of some indirect evidence related to obesity). Obesity Medicine, 19, 100245.

Position papers or Letter to editors

  • Ahmed, I. (2020). COVID-19 – does exercise prescription and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) have a role in risk-stratifying patients? Clinical Medicine (London, England).
  • Amatriain-Fernández, S., Gronwald, T., Murillo-Rodríguez, E., Imperatori, C., Solano, A. F., Latini, A., & Budde, H. (2020). Physical Exercise Potentials Against Viral Diseases Like COVID-19 in the Elderly. Frontiers in Medicine, 7, 379.
  • Amekran, Y., & El Hangouche, A. J. (2020). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the need to maintain regular physical activity. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
  • Beran, D., Aebischer Perone, S., Castellsague Perolini, M., Chappuis, F., Chopard, P., Haller, D. M., Jacquerioz Bausch, F., Maisonneuve, H., Perone, N., & Gastaldi, G. (2020). Beyond the virus: Ensuring continuity of care for people with diabetes during COVID-19. Primary Care Diabetes.
  • Burtscher, J., Burtscher, M., & Millet, G. P. (2020). Jumping at the opportunity: Promoting physical activity after COVID-19. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 30(8), 1549–1550.
  • Carvalho, V. O., & Gois, C. O. (2020). COVID-19 pandemic and home-based physical activity. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In Practice.
  • Chen, P., Mao, L., Nassis, G. P., Harmer, P., Ainsworth, B. E., & Li, F. (2020). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): The need to maintain regular physical activity while taking precautions. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 9(2), 103–104.
  • Crisafulli, A., & Pagliaro, P. (2020). Physical activity/inactivity and COVID-19. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2047487320927597.
  • Damiot, A., Pinto, A. J., Turner, J. E., & Gualano, B. (2020). Immunological Implications of Physical Inactivity among Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Gerontology, 1–8.
  • Denay, K. L., Breslow, R. G., Turner, M. N., Nieman, D. C., Roberts, W. O., & Best, T. M. (2020). ACSM Call to Action Statement: COVID-19 Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 19(8), 326–328.
  • Diamond, R., & Byrd, E. (2020). Standing up for health – improving mental wellbeing during COVID-19 isolation by reducing sedentary behaviour. Journal of Affective Disorders, 277, 12312.
  • Dwyer, M. J., Pasini, M., De Dominicis, S., & Righi, E. (2020). Physical activity: Benefits and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 30(7), 1291–1294.
  • Fallon, K. (2020). Exercise in the time of COVID-19. Australian Journal of General Practice, 49.
  • Füzéki, E., Groneberg, D. A., & Banzer, W. (2020). Physical activity during COVID-19 induced lockdown: recommendations. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (London, England), 15, 25.   
  • Gao, Z., Lee, J. E., McDonough, D. J., & Albers, C. (2020). Virtual Reality Exercise as a Coping Strategy for Health and Wellness Promotion in Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(6).
  • Harrington, D. M., & O’Reilly, M. (2020). The reimagination of school-based physical activity research in the COVID-19 era. PLoS Medicine, 17(8), e1003267.

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Bernard Paquito (2020, September 2). COVID and physical exercise, physical activity : a rapid classification of published articles (reviews). AVUER. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from

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