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dc.contributor.authorHaider, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Lee
dc.contributor.authorMarkovic, Lovro
dc.contributor.authorSchuch, Felipe B.
dc.contributor.authorSadarangani, Kabir P.
dc.contributor.authorLopez Sanchez, Guillermo Felipe
dc.contributor.authorLópez Bueno, Rubén
dc.contributor.authorGil-Salmerón, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorRieder, Anita
dc.contributor.authorTully, Mark A.
dc.contributor.authorTschiderer, Lena
dc.contributor.authorSeekircher, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T15:07:59Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T15:07:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-01
dc.identifier10.3390/ijerph18179168
dc.identifier.issn16617827
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/9527
dc.description.abstractMeasures implemented to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 have resulted in a de-crease in physical activity (PA) while sedentary behaviour increased. The aim of the present study was to explore associations between PA and mental health in Austria during COVID-19 social restrictions. In this web-based cross-sectional study (April–May 2020) moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sitting time, and time spent outdoors were self-reported before and during self-isolation. Mental well-being was assessed with the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale, and the Beck depression and anxiety inventories. The majority of the participants (n = 652) were female (72.4%), with a mean age of 36.0 years and a standard deviation (SD) of 14.4. Moreover, 76.5% took part in ≥30 min/day of MVPA, 53.5% sat ≥10 h/day, and 66.1% spent ≥60 min/day outdoors during self-isolation. Thirty-eight point five percent reported high mental well-being, 40.5% reported depressive symptoms, and 33.9% anxiety symptoms. Participating in higher levels of MVPA was associated with higher mental well-being (odds ratio = OR: 3.92; 95% confidence interval = 95%CI: 1.51–10.15), less depressive symptoms (OR: 0.44; 95%CI: 0.29–0.66) and anxiety symptoms (OR = 0.62; 95%CI: 0.41–0.94), and less loneliness (OR: 0.46; 95%CI: 0.31–0.69). Participants sitting <10 h/day had higher odds of mental well-being (OR: 3.58; 95%CI: 1.13–11.35). Comparable results were found for spending ≥60 min/day outdoors. Maintaining one’s MVPA levels was associated with higher mental well-being (OR = 8.61, 95%CI: 2.68–27.62). In conclusion, results show a positive association between PA, time spent outdoors and mental well-being during COVID-19 social restrictions. Interventions aiming to increase PA might mitigate negative effects of such restrictions.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.subjectAustriaes_ES
dc.subjectCOVID-19es_ES
dc.subjectMental healthes_ES
dc.subjectPhysical activityes_ES
dc.subjectSitting timees_ES
dc.titleAssociations between physical activity, sitting time, and time spent outdoors with mental health during the first COVID-19 lock down in Austriaes_ES
dc.typeArticlees_ES


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