International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part G (2022)
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity of adults on work from home: A cross-sectional survey
Background: COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and global health emergency by the WHO in 2019. These restrictions lead to a hindrance in outdoor activities including physical activity and exercise disrupting normal routine activities. Staying at home promoted sedentary behavior causing an increase in the time of sleep, lying down or reclining for activities like playing videogames, reading books, or using cell phones which may further worsen the physical condition. Hence, there was a need for the study to determine that did all these activities which were restricted during the pandemic actually affected the physical activity of the population as a whole or not.Aim: To study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical activity of adults working from home (WFH).Objectives1. To determine the activity levels of individuals while doing WFH.2. To compare the physical activity of the population before and after the COVID-19 pandemic.Methodology: Study was conducted using google forms which included demographic data and International Physical Activity Questionnaire was carried out. The sample size was 100.Results: It was found that 68% of participants working from home showed changes in their physical activity levels, in which, 44% of participants showed decreased activity levels after lockdown, 24% showed increased activity levels while 32% of participants showed no change in their activity levels after lockdown.Conclusion: 68% of the participants showed changes in their physical activity level after lockdown which shows that there is awareness of the importance of physical activity amongst the population but the execution is unattainable due to extended working hours.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Janhvi M Kukreja, Dr. Deepika Metange, Dr. Medha Deo. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity of adults on work from home: A cross-sectional survey. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(6):459-462.