Spanish researchers described the impact of exercise on the mental health of the population during the covid-19 outbreak to determine whether physical exercise can be a good strategy to promote emotional health in other possible pandemics.
cut back physical activities During this period blockade La Rioja International University (Join) And other Spanish institutions. This work describes the impact of sports on sports. Mental health Based on a review of evidence of the impact of: Pandemic.
The first step is to determine whether physical exercise can be a good strategy that helps contribute to physical exercise Emotional well-being under these circumstances. He said: “Restrictions cause people’s psychological barriers, and there are more adults than children.” Maria Gloria Gallego-Jiménez, UNIR researcher.
This survey,Published on International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Analyzed the scientific literature linking physical activity and mental health during confinement. Gallego-Jiménez added: “The results show that people are looking for resources to use technology for physical exercise.”
The author analyzed 180 items The report was released from January 1, 2019 to July 15, 2020, and outlines the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of the adult population, as well as the impact of physical exercise on mental health during this period.
They pointed out: “Reviewed studies have shown that the pandemic and isolation measures have led to adults’ stress, anxiety, social isolation and psychological distress, as well as higher levels of depression and anxiety among front-line medical staff.”
In addition, there are several studies specifically on how adults can be sedentary during isolation, reducing their physical activity levels and harmful psychological results.
Possible future strategies
For researchers, further work is needed to clarify whether physical exercise can be an effective strategy to prevent the negative psychological effects of a pandemic.
They concluded: “This can help institutional leaders and governments, as well as health professionals and researchers, provide a basis for clinical and political decision-making in the face of other possible epidemics.”
“Mental health and physical activity levels during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Volume 17, Issue 24) www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/24/9419
This research is based on the international project “Psychological responses, coping strategies and sports activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: a multi-country comparison GCH research team” in which the team participated, led by Dr. Yang from the National Children’s Fund. Columbus Hospital (Ohio). This is the first initiative to study the relationship between physical activity and mental health during the pandemic, and 15 countries have cooperated.