Research Departments Physiology 20210525 Publication Bram van Bakel
12 May 2021

Special attention was paid to the paper entitled ‘Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Dutch cardiovascular disease patients’.

In this prospective cohort study among 1565 Dutch cardiovascular disease patients, Bram compared physical activity and sedentary behaviour before and during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Despite a small increase in time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (+0.2 h/day), a much larger increase in sedentary time (+0.9 h/day) was observed, leading to a net reduction in habitual physical activity levels. Since a more inactive lifestyle is strongly associated with detrimental health effects, targeting physical inactivity should be top priority in order to limit the collateral damage of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.  

The Netherlands Heart Journal acknowledged this very important topic in these unprecedented times, emphasised by the fact that our study was highlighted on the cover of the journal and further discussed in an editorial within the same issue!

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