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AuthorHermassi, Souhail
AuthorHayes, Lawrence D.
AuthorSanal-Hayes, Nilihan E. M.
AuthorSchwesig, René
Available date2023-12-05T10:28:39Z
Publication Date2021
Publication NameApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
ResourceScopus
ISSN20763417
URIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app112311373
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/50090
AbstractThis experiment examined physical activity (PA), sitting time, and satisfaction with life (SL) in European (45%) and Middle Eastern and North African (MENA; 55%) handball players (n = 418; age: 25.6 ± 6.8 years; body mass: 88.1 ± 11.7 kg; height: 1.83 ± 0.08 m) during the coronavirus (COVID)-19 pandemic. The International Physical Activity (IPAQ) and Satisfaction of Life (LS) Questionnaires were administered. All PA variables (vigorous, moderate, walking, total PA) were negatively influenced, but no interaction effects (IE; region x time) were observed. Sitting time increased from 2.5 to 4.9 h∙weekday−1 (ηp2 = 0.80) and walking time decreased from 66.8 to 33.5 min∙day−1 (ηp2 = 0.83). Based on effect sizes (d), pre- to during-confinement reductions were similar between regions (MENA: d = 3.29; Europe: d = 3.41; IE: ηp2 = 0.01). The largest regional difference was in moderate PA (MENA: d = 1.88; Europe: d = 2.99; IE: ηp2 = 0.09). SL in the total sample reduced from 30.6 ± 2.02 to 13.9 ± 2.20 arbitrary units (AU). SL reduction was similar in both regions (dMENA = 8.44; dEUROPE = 8.06; IE: ηp2 = 0.01). To conclude, PA decreased during COVID-19 confinement, sitting time increased, and SL decreased irrespective of geographical region. These preliminary findings highlight risk of SL and physical inactivity during COVID-19 restrictions in 2021.
Languageen
PublisherMDPI
SubjectConfinement
Coronavirus
COVID-19
Physical activity
Playing level
Team handball
TitleEffect of coronavirus-19 restrictions in male handball players: Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and satisfaction with life
TypeArticle
Issue Number23
Volume Number11


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