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dc.contributor.authorCross, TJ
dc.contributor.authorIsautier, JMJ
dc.contributor.authorStamatakis, E
dc.contributor.authorMorris, SJ
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, BD
dc.contributor.authorWheatley-Guy, C
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, BJ
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-31T04:12:00Z
dc.date.available2021-05-31T04:12:00Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2055-7647en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjsem-2021-001088en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404772
dc.description.abstractThere are growing concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated a sedentary shift in our physical activity habits. A reduction in physical activity during the pandemic may be secondary to restrictive policies implemented at the government-level, typically those policies which limit interpersonal contact; for example, physical/social distancing. It is without question that social distancing is a necessary measure to mitigate community transmission of the novel virus; however, these policies often limit the public’s opportunities to engage in physical activity. The strictest enforcement of social distancing occurs during an authority-mandated ‘lockdown’ (also known as a ‘shelter-in-place’ or ‘stay-at-home’ order). This Viewpoint focuses on the current evidence demonstrating that physical activity declines during a COVID-19 ‘lockdown’. We highlight the point that most of the available evidence stems from investigations using non-validated, self-reported measures of physical activity and discuss the caveats therewith. This Viewpoint explores whether current evidence reflects an ‘actual’ or rather a ‘perceived’ reduction in physical activity, and raises the question of whether this distinction matters in the end.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherBMJen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome001088en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106en_US
dc.titleSelf-reported physical activity before a COVID-19 ‘lockdown’: is it just a matter of opinion?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCross, TJ; Isautier, JMJ; Stamatakis, E; Morris, SJ; Johnson, BD; Wheatley-Guy, C; Taylor, BJ, Self-reported physical activity before a COVID-19 ‘lockdown’: is it just a matter of opinion?, BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 2021, 7 (2), pp. e001088en_US
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-05-30T22:37:23Z
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gro.rights.copyright© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2021. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorCross, Troy J.


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