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COVID-19 and physical activity: a rapid classification of published articles (countries)

Playing with Pubmed and the following search equations to update my course, I found more than 150 published articles (2020/09/02): (“physical activity”[Title/Abstract]) AND (COVID[Title/Abstract]) and (“physical exercise”[Title/Abstract]) AND (COVID[Title/Abstract]).

I propose a rapid classification of references by countries. I added international investigations. The top 6 countries were : Italia (10), Canada (7), US, China, Spain (4) and Brazil (3).

Countries – Physical activity, lockdown and COVID


  • Gallo, L. A., Gallo, T. F., Young, S. L., Moritz, K. M., & Akison, L. K. (2020). The Impact of Isolation Measures Due to COVID-19 on Energy Intake and Physical Activity Levels in Australian University Students. Nutrients, 12(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12061865
  • Stanton, R., To, Q. G., Khalesi, S., Williams, S. L., Alley, S. J., Thwaite, T. L., Fenning, A. S., & Vandelanotte, C. (2020). Depression, Anxiety and Stress during COVID-19: Associations with Changes in Physical Activity, Sleep, Tobacco and Alcohol Use in Australian Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114065


Pieh, C., Budimir, S., & Probst, T. (2020). The effect of age, gender, income, work, and physical activity on mental health during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown in Austria. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 136, 110186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110186


Khan, A. H., Sultana, M. S., Hossain, S., Hasan, M. T., Ahmed, H. U., & Sikder, M. T. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health & wellbeing among home-quarantined Bangladeshi students: A cross-sectional pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 277, 121–128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.07.135


Constandt, B., Thibaut, E., De Bosscher, V., Scheerder, J., Ricour, M., & Willem, A. (2020). Exercising in Times of Lockdown: An Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on Levels and Patterns of Exercise among Adults in Belgium. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114144


  • Barone, M. T. U., Harnik, S. B., de Luca, P. V., Lima, B. L. de S., Wieselberg, R. J. P., Ngongo, B., Pedrosa, H. C., Pimazoni-Netto, A., Franco, D. R., Marinho de Souza, M. de F., Malta, D. C., & Giampaoli, V. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on people with diabetes in Brazil. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 166, 108304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2020.108304
  • de Oliveira Neto, L., de Oliveira Tavares, V. D., Schuch, F. B., & Lima, K. C. (2020). Coronavirus Pandemic (SARS-COV-2): Pre-Exercise Screening Questionnaire (PESQ) for Telepresential Exercise. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 146. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2020.00146
  • Schuch, F. B., Bulzing, R. A., Meyer, J., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Grabovac, I., Willeit, P., Tavares, V. D. O., Calegaro, V. C., Deenik, J., López-Sánchez, G. F., Veronese, N., Caperchione, C. M., Sadarangani, K. P., Abufaraj, M., Tully, M. A., & Smith, L. (2020). Associations of moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior with depressive and anxiety symptoms in self-isolating people during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey in Brazil. Psychiatry Research, 292, 113339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113339


  • Callow, D. D., Arnold-Nedimala, N. A., Jordan, L. S., Pena, G. S., Won, J., Woodard, J. L., & Smith, J. C. (2020). The Mental Health Benefits of Physical Activity in Older Adults Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2020.06.024
  • Colley, R. C., Bushnik, T., & Langlois, K. (2020). Exercise and screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Reports, 31(6), 3–11. https://doi.org/10.25318/82-003-x202000600001-eng
  • Di Sebastiano, K. M., Chulak-Bozzer, T., Vanderloo, L. M., & Faulkner, G. (2020). Don’t Walk So Close to Me: Physical Distancing and Adult Physical Activity in Canada. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1895. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01895
  • Guerrero, M. D., Vanderloo, L. M., Rhodes, R. E., Faulkner, G., Moore, S. A., & Tremblay, M. S. (2020). Canadian children’s and youth’s adherence to the 24-h movement guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic: A decision tree analysis. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 9(4), 313–321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2020.06.005
  • Lesser, I. A., & Nienhuis, C. P. (2020). The Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Behavior and Well-Being of Canadians. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113899
  • Mitra, R., Moore, S. A., Gillespie, M., Faulkner, G., Vanderloo, L. M., Chulak-Bozzer, T., Rhodes, R. E., Brussoni, M., & Tremblay, M. S. (2020). Healthy movement behaviours in children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the role of the neighbourhood environment. Health & Place, 65, 102418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102418
  • Moore, S. A., Faulkner, G., Rhodes, R. E., Brussoni, M., Chulak-Bozzer, T., Ferguson, L. J., Mitra, R., O’Reilly, N., Spence, J. C., Vanderloo, L. M., & Tremblay, M. S. (2020). Impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak on movement and play behaviours of Canadian children and youth: a national survey. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1), 85. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-00987-8


Reyes-Olavarría, D., Latorre-Román, P. Á., Guzmán-Guzmán, I. P., Jerez-Mayorga, D., Caamaño-Navarrete, F., & Delgado-Floody, P. (2020). Positive and Negative Changes in Food Habits, Physical Activity Patterns, and Weight Status during COVID-19 Confinement: Associated Factors in the Chilean Population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155431


  • He, M., Xian, Y., Lv, X., He, J., & Ren, Y. (2020). Changes in Body Weight, Physical Activity, and Lifestyle During the Semi-lockdown Period After the Outbreak of COVID-19 in China: An Online Survey. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2020.237
  • Wang, X., Lei, S. M., Le, S., Yang, Y., Zhang, B., Yao, W., Gao, Z., & Cheng, S. (2020). Bidirectional Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns on Health Behaviors and Quality of Life among Chinese Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155575
  • Zhang, Y., Zhang, H., Ma, X., & Di, Q. (2020). Mental Health Problems during the COVID-19 Pandemics and the Mitigation Effects of Exercise: A Longitudinal Study of College Students in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103722
  • Zhou, J., Yuan, X., Qi, H., Liu, R., Li, Y., Huang, H., Chen, X., & Wang, G. (2020). Prevalence of depression and its correlative factors among female adolescents in China during the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. Globalization and Health, 16(1), 69. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-020-00601-3

Czech Republic

Vetrovsky, T., Frybova, T., Gant, I., Semerad, M., Cimler, R., Bunc, V., Siranec, M., Miklikova, M., Vesely, J., Griva, M., Precek, J., Pelouch, R., Parenica, J., & Belohlavek, J. (2020). The detrimental effect of COVID-19 nationwide quarantine on accelerometer-assessed physical activity of heart failure patients. ESC Heart Failure. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.12916