Higher levels of physical activity associated with lower levels of anxiety during lockdown

This week there was another publication from the project led by the researcher of ciTechCare Raul Antunes, entitled “Higher Physical Activity Levels May Help Buffer the Negative Psychological Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic”, published in the Frontiers in Psychology. This work is co-authored by Roberta Frontini and several teachers from the Sport and Wellness course at ESECS – IPLEIRIA.The article intended to understand how people were experiencing the first lockdown in Portugal (April 2020), regarding physical activity and the perceived levels of anxiety. The results showed that higher levels of physical activity were related to lower levels of anxiety during social isolation, emphasizing the importance of multidisciplinary teams in the individual approach.

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