Mental health and the role of physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ai, X.; Yang, J.; Lin, Z.; Wan, X.
Professor Zhibin Lin firstname.lastname@example.org
The COVID-19 pandemic and its related public health restrictions are having an increasingly serious impact on mental health, and measures need to be taken to curb this trend. The positive relationship between physical exercise and mental health has been well established, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, with various restrictions, the space and facilities for physical exercise are limited. This article explores the relationship between physical exercise and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic based on the latest research findings published in 2019-2021. We offer a novel model that consists of three central arguments. First, physical exercises during COVID-19, especially supervised exercises, are conducive to enhancing happiness and improving mental health. Second, physical exercise reduces people’s anxiety, sadness and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. Third, the maintenance and improvement of mental health are related to the intensity and frequency of physical exercise. Intensive and frequent physical exercise are conducive to maintaining mental health. Finally, this article proposes important directions for future research.
Ai, X., Yang, J., Lin, Z., & Wan, X. (2021). Mental health and the role of physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 759987. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.759987
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 17, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Oct 20, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Sep 21, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 22, 2021|
|Journal||Frontiers in Psychology: Environmental Psychology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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