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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

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Grit and mindset in undergraduate Sport Sciences students

Roberta Frontini, researcher at ciTechCare, is the author of the article “Passion, grit and mindset in undergraduate sport sciences students” co-authored by Hermundur Sigmundsson of the NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Raul Antunes (also a researcher at ciTechCare), Ana Filipa Silva, Ricardo Lima and Filipe Manuel Clemente, teachers at the School of Sports and Leisure of the Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo. The article focused on three important variables: passion, grit and mindset, making a comparison between sexes. It also intended to analyse the relationships between these variables. The work was published in the journal New

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Grit and mindset in undergraduate Sport Sciences students

Roberta Frontini, researcher at ciTechCare, is the author of the article “Passion, grit and mindset in undergraduate sport sciences students” co-authored by Hermundur Sigmundsson of the NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Raul Antunes (also a researcher at ciTechCare), Ana Filipa Silva, Ricardo Lima and Filipe Manuel Clemente, teachers at the School of Sports and Leisure of the Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo. The article focused on three important variables: passion, grit and mindset, making a comparison between sexes. It also intended to analyse the relationships between these variables. The work was published in the journal New

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Competitive advantage of ‘Playing at Home’ in pandemic times

The article “Home-Advantage during Covid-19: An analysis in Portuguese Football League” with the participation of the researcher Raul Antunes, a collaborator of ciTechCare, was recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, of MDPI.This project, coordinated by Professor Rui Matos of the CIEQV – Centro de Investigação Em Qualidade de Vida, sought to analyse the competitive advantage of playing at home, especially in the context of the restrictions on the presence of the public imposed by Covid-19, in the first football league in Portugal. More information HERE.

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Anxiety during pandemic and its relationship with sleep and physical activity

The article authored by Roberta Frontini and Raul Antunes (researchers at ciTechCare) entitled ‘The Relationship Between Anxiety Levels, Sleep, and Physical Activity During COVID-19 Lockdown: An Exploratory Study’ was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.This work was carried out at the Polytechnic of Leiria and aimed to characterize the levels of state-anxiety and trait-anxiety, examining variations related to gender, sleep and physical activity during the first weeks of confinement; and explore the possible relationship between trait-anxiety and state-anxiety and the possible moderating role of gender. More information HERE.

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Impact of human behaviour and health policies in the pandemic curve

Rui Fonseca Pinto and Rui Passadouro da Fonseca published a new article on the COVID-19 pandemic, this time in the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, with the title “Complex network model for COVID-19: Human behavior, pseudo-periodic solutions and multiple epidemic waves”(doi: 10.1016 / j.jmaa.2021.125171).The article allows modeling the human behavior and the impact of public health policies on the dynamics of the curve of active infected individuals during a COVID-19 epidemic outbreak. This work defines an “ideal” circulation topology that allows the number of contagions to be as small as possible. That is, which movements are allowed between regions

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