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Social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic can increase physical inactivity and the global burden of cardiovascular disease

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Pecanha, Tiago [1] ; Goessler, Karla Fabiana [2, 1, 3] ; Roschel, Hamilton [2, 1, 3] ; Gualano, Bruno [4, 2, 1, 3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med FMUSP, Sch Phys Educ & Sport, Appl Physiol & Nutr Res Grp, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Rheumatol Div, Hosp Clin HCFMUSP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Gualano, Bruno, Univ Sao Paulo, Food Res Ctr, Sao Paulo, Brazil.Pecanha, Tiago, Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med FMUSP, Sch Phys Educ & Sport, Appl Physiol & Nutr Res Grp, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Food Res Ctr, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 2

Emerging data indicate a substantial decrease in global physical activity levels during the period of social isolation adopted worldwide to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Confinement-induced decreases in physical activity levels and increases in sedentary behavior may provoke a rapid deterioration of cardiovascular health and premature deaths among populations with increased cardiovascular risk. Even short-term (1-4 wk) inactivity has been linked with detrimental effects in cardiovascular function and structure and increased cardiovascular risk factors. In this unprecedented and critical scenario, home-based physical activity programs arise as a clinically relevant intervention to promote health benefits to cardiac patients. Many studies have demonstrated the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of different models of home-based exercise programs in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases and major cardiovascular events among different populations. This body of knowledge can inform evidence-based policies to be urgently implemented to counteract the impact of increased physical inactivity and sedentary behavior during the COVID-19 outbreak, thereby alleviating the global burden of cardiovascular disease. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/13552-2 - Reducing sedentary time in clinical populations: the take a stand for health study
Grantee:Bruno Gualano
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/07150-4 - Breaking up sedentary time in rheumatoid arthritis: effects on vascular function
Grantee:Tiago Peçanha de Oliveira
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 19/18039-7 - Reducing sedentary time in bariatric patients: a randomized controlled trial
Grantee:Karla Fabiana Goessler
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral