Are you and your team seeing increased prevalence of sedentary lifestyles or less active lifestyles since COVID?
During the COVID-19 lockdown, gyms and physical activity/sport facilities were closed. The ‘work from home whenever possible’ directive has also caused a significant reduction in commute walking with people only needing to commute to their home office / kitchen table.
Research has shown that the first lockdown had a variable effect on the population in regard to physical activity depending on age. Public Health England have published data in their ‘wider impacts of COVID-19 on physical activity, deconditioning and falls in older adults’ report which showed that the first lockdown resulted in adults between 35-65 being more likely to be doing less physical activity than they were before. However, those aged between 16-34 were more likely to be doing more physical activity than they were before.