Indoor physical activities, eating and sleeping habits among school adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Lilian Messias Sampaio Brito Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Margaret C. da Silva Boguszewski University Federal of Parana, Pediatrics Departament, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
  • Mariana T. Rosa de Souza University Federal of Parana, Education Departament, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
  • Fernando Martins University Federal of Mato Grosso do Sul, Medicine Department, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
  • Jorge Mota University of Porto, Faculty of Sport, Porto, Portugal.
  • Neiva Leite University Federal of Parana, Physical Education Department, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
Palavras-chave: Virus, Pandemia, Adolescents, Athletes, Exercise, Brazil

Resumo

Social isolation is a strategy to avoid contracting and spreading the coronavirus. This study aimed to evaluate physical activities (PA) performed indoors and other habits among adolescents during social isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). A cross-sectional study including 342 adolescents, aged 12 to 17 years, all students from a public school who regularly participated in sports activities during the school day. An online questionnaire was sent to the students via a web link with 18 questions about eating habits, sleep, virus protection and PA. The average age of the students was 15 ± 1.36 years, 41.5% of them live with three people at home, 77.5% live in houses, 95% answered that they were following the recommended care for COVID-19. Two thirds of the family members worked outside their homes and 65.2% of them were working in direct exposure to COVID-19 (essential services). More than half (53.2%) of adolescents eat up to three meals a day and 80% meet the recommended hours of rest per night. Most of the day was on social networks and only 27% met the recommendations for PA; 29.8% reported weight gain and among them, 54.9% reported exercising at times and 27.4% no exercise at all (p < 0.001). We concluded that despite recommendations, there were reduction in daily PA and increase in screen time among adolescents during social isolation due to COVID-19. There is an urgent need to review strategies to encourage adolescents to maintain indoor PA in addition to a healthier habit.

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17-07-2020
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Brito LMS, Boguszewski MC da S, Souza MTR de, Martins F, Mota J, Leite N. Indoor physical activities, eating and sleeping habits among school adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic. Rev Bras Ativ Fís Saúde [Internet]. 17º de julho de 2020 [citado 12º de agosto de 2020];25:1-. Disponível em: https://rbafs.org.br/RBAFS/article/view/14260
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