Sedentary lifestyle: the epidemic within the pandemic

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From Saudi Arabia to Korea via Greece or Belgium, the observation is the same: the containment measures taken by states to deal with the covid pandemic have had a negative overall effect on the practice of physical activity.

If each has more or less experienced it in a private capacity, a meta-analysis compiling data from 66 studies and recently published in the journal BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine provides scientific confirmation. Teleworking, partial unemployment and homeschooling have greatly contributed to increasing sedentary behavior. Faced with a health crisis that sets in over time, specialists are worried. Because this change in our behavior could also be costly in terms of health.