Psychological and social results of COVID-19 pandemic in relation to physical activity: a narrative review


SCIENTIFIC CHRONICLES, vol.27, no.2, pp.282-288, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1254/kuere.1245
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-288
  • Keywords: physical activity, psychological wellness, covid-19, quarantine, quarantine measures, SARS, QUARANTINE, PERSPECTIVES, EXPOSURE, TORONTO, IMPACT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The study aims to investigate and evaluate the impact of physical activity on human health and psychology during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the search for scientific literature related to this review the US National Library of Medicine (PubMed) used MEDLINE and SPORTDiscus data and the terms "covid-19 ", "physical activity ", and "human psychology ", were used. The relevant literature has also taken its source from the research of relevant articles from reference lists derived from data studies. Quarantine measures limited the lives of many all over the world. Being apart from family and friends, not being able to act freely and the vagueness of the future affected societies deeply. The importance of physical activity on mental and bodily wellbeing is undeniable. Therefore, home-based or low-risk outdoor physical activities are highly encouraged to survive the pandemic in the psychological and social sense. These activities consist of running up and downstairs, walking, doing push-ups and sit-ups, yoga, etc.In conclusion, ever since the Covid-19 pandemic started, there has been a pandemic of psychological and social problems as well. It is the statement of this study that physical activity is a key factor that should be included in people's lives to manage the pandemic healthily as possible.