The Open Sports Sciences Journal




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COVID-19 Pandemic: Physical Activity as Prevention Mean



Nadhir Hammami1, *, Hela Jdidi1, Bechir Frih2
1 Sport Sciences, Health & Movement (2SHM) Research Unit, High Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Kef, University of Jendouba, Le Kef, Tunisia
2 National Teams Training and Monitoring Center, Kuwait Fencing Federation, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Abstract

Background:

The consequences of the new pandemic caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have ruined the whole world. To date, more than 180 countries have been affected with more than 13 million people afflicted of all categories (young people, the elderly, athletes, and children) and more than 500,000 deaths around the globe. Moderate-intensity physical activity should be recommended as a non-pharmacological, low-cost, and feasible mean to cope with the COVID-19 virus

Objective:

The first objective is to provide an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic along with the evolution of this disease, the modes of inter-persons transmission, and the symptoms. The second objective is to suggest means of prevention for people, including the practice of regular physical activity.

Conclusion:

No drugs or treatments exist until today. The solution remains confinement in order to minimize contact between people (social distancing) and the strengthening of the immune system through a healthy lifestyle (healthy food and regular physical and sports practice) in addition to the recommended preventive measures.

Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Prevention, Nutrition, Physical activity, Exercise.


Article Information


Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2020
Volume: 13
First Page: 120
Last Page: 122
Publisher Id: TOSSJ-13-120
DOI: 10.2174/1875399X02013010120

Article History:

Received Date: 1/7/2020
Revision Received Date: 5/8/2020
Acceptance Date: 19/8/2020
Electronic publication date: 24/12/2020
Collection year: 2020

© 2020 Hammami et al.

open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode. This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


* Address correspondence to this author at the Sport Sciences, Health & Movement (2SHM) Laboratory, High Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Kef, University of Jendouba, campus of Boulifa, 7100, Le Kef, Tunisia; Tel: +216 58 156 107; Fax: +216 78 238 037; E-mail: nedhirhammami@gmail.com



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