Physical activity, sleep and weight management in the COVID-19 era: a case report

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dc.contributor.author Adamakis, Manolis
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-02T11:28:12Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-02T11:28:12Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-30
dc.identifier.citation Adamakis, M. (2021) 'Physical activity, sleep and weight management in the COVID-19 era: a case report', Journal of Physical Education And Sport, 21 (1), pp. 60-65. doi: 10.7752/jpes.2021.01008 en
dc.identifier.volume 21 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 60 en
dc.identifier.endpage 65 en
dc.identifier.issn 2247-8051
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11015
dc.identifier.doi 10.7752/jpes.2021.01008 en
dc.description.abstract The evolving COVID-19 pandemic has caused community-wide lockdowns, resulting in social isolation. Currently the routine physical activities (PA) of millions of people worldwide has been disrupted, while there is strong recommendation for individuals to remain physically active by taking short active breaks. The case study reported aims at providing detailed information of a male individual who was physically active before the community-wide lockdown and attempted to remain physically active during the COVID-19 pandemic. It presents data, over eight weeks in total (4 x 2-week periods), of daily PA (steps and outdoor workout sessions), sleep monitoring (total and deep sleep time), and body weight and composition, as well as a structured exercise programme developed and implemented during the quarantine period. PA and sleep data were objectively measured with the use of a wearable PA monitor (i.e. Garmin Vivofit 4). The daily 30-min training programme included High Intensity Circuit Training (HICT) with the use of the 7 Minute Workout ® app for Android, as well as body weight training (e.g. push-ups, squats). Results showed that PA based on step count has plummeted during self-isolation measures, however a home-based, individualized, app-driven HICT and body weight training programme, under the continuous monitoring of an exercise expert, has the potential to outweigh the detrimental effects of lack of movement. In order to increase daily PA up to the level before the lockdown, active commuting is an indispensable factor. Lastly, insufficient sleep quality and duration may undermine weight maintenance success and exercise performance. Implications related to these themes are further discussed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Editura Universitatea din Pitesti en
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dc.rights © JPES
dc.subject 7-minute workout en
dc.subject Home-based training en
dc.subject Exercise en
dc.subject Self-isolation en
dc.subject Lockdown en
dc.subject App-based programme en
dc.subject Confinement en
dc.title Physical activity, sleep and weight management in the COVID-19 era: a case report en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Emmanouil Adamakis, Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: emmanouil.adamakis@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2021-02-01T15:30:32Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Physical Education And Sport en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress emmanouil.adamakis@ucc.ie en


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