COVID-19 and physical activity

Analyzing the behaviour of returning to gym and/or recreation facilities among regular gym users during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Viviana Hu Author
  • Helen Heacock Supervisor
  • BCIT School of Health Sciences Environmental Health Institution
Keywords: COVID-19, physical activity, exercise, public health safety, financial

Abstract

Physical Activity (PA) is bodily movement that involves energy output from the muscles and is associated with numerous health benefits. However, with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020, stay-at-home orders and public health measures led to a decreased trend in PA levels throughout the Canadian population. As restrictions began to ease in British Columbia (BC), gym and recreation facilities re-opened on May 19, 2020, under new public health safety protocols. This study explored whether gym and/or recreational facility attendance among regular users was impacted by public health safety or financial factors during COVID-19.

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Published
2021-07-02
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Hu, V., Heacock, H., & Environmental Health, B. S. of H. S. (2021). COVID-19 and physical activity: Analyzing the behaviour of returning to gym and/or recreation facilities among regular gym users during the COVID-19 pandemic. BCIT Environmental Public Health Journal. Retrieved from https://journals.bcit.ca/index.php/ehj/article/view/188
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