A global health emergency based on the COVID-19 outbreak was declared on the 30th of January 2020. Countries more susceptible to the COVID-19 situation included those with compromised, weak or vulnerable healthcare systems. During the COVID-19 global pandemic it became apparent that the lives of the citizens of the world would be affected from a public health, lifestyle and economy perspective. As a consequence, the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to grow which gave rise to observing quarantine measures, social distancing measures, hospitalisation / bed rest measures and risks of physical inactivity brought about by immobilisation. This study aims to evaluate the effect of COVID-19 on leisure physical activity among 10,121 participants using a validated COVISTRESS questionnaire.


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Ugbolue, U., Clinchamps, M., Baker, J. & Gu, Y. 2021, 'COVID-19 impact on physical activity: a COVISTRESS questionnaire evaluation', Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/publications/c09b407e-fd1a-410f-bbad-a370de9eb905

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