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A cross-sectional study of physical activity behaviour and associations with wellbeing during the UK coronavirus lockdown

Wood, Carly J and Barton, Jo and Smyth, Nina (2021) 'A cross-sectional study of physical activity behaviour and associations with wellbeing during the UK coronavirus lockdown.' Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

This study assessed physical activity (PA) and wellbeing during lockdown. UK adults reported their PA in the previous week, perception of PA importance (more, less, same) and wellbeing, depression, anxiety and stress. One-way ANOVA compared PA and wellbeing by PA importance. The ‘less’ importance group did less PA than the ‘more’ and ‘same’ ( p < 0.05) importance group; and scored worse on all wellbeing measures than the ‘same’ importance group ( p < 0.01). They also had worse wellbeing, depression and anxiety than the ‘more’ importance group ( p < 0.05). Strategies to overcome the impact of the pandemic should aim to increase PA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety, depression, exercise behaviour, physical activity, stress, well-being
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2021 16:01
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2021 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30016

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