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Coronavirus Outbreak in Italy: Physiological Benefits of Home-Based Exercise During Pandemic

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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Human, Histology and Movement Science Section, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia n°87, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Research Center on Motor Activities (CRAM), University of Catania, Via S. Sofia n°97, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Department of Biology, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2020, 5(2), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk5020031
Received: 24 April 2020 / Revised: 26 April 2020 / Accepted: 30 April 2020 / Published: 7 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Role of Exercises in Musculoskeletal Disorders—3th Edition)
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the hardest-hit populations, like Italians, to radically change their daily habits, starting with social distancing, strict preventive measures, and self-isolation. These precautions also apply to sport-related facilities and activities. The difficulty to practice physical activity during this dramatic moment in time adds to the risks associated with sedentary habits, due to staying all the time at home. Here, the importance and the benefits of maintaining exercise routine, even at home, are emphasized in order to avoid the consequences of inactivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; prevention; physical activity; inactivity; home-based exercise; health COVID-19; prevention; physical activity; inactivity; home-based exercise; health
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