Research Impact: We determined the self-reported prevalence of meeting US physical activity guidelines, stratified by sitting time, during the early lockdown phase of COVID-19 (April 3rd – May 4th, 2020) among 5,036 US adults (65.3% women, 30.2% with chronic conditions). Overall, 42.6% of participants reported sitting for >8h/day, and 72.5% reported being either sufficiently (150-300 moderate-to-vigorous physical activity minutes) or highly active (>300min). The greatest proportion of people self-reported being highly active and sitting for >8h/day, which appeared to be similar among sexes but greater among young adults. Maintaining activity and limiting sitting during periods of large workplace and societal shifts is encouraged.
Meyer JD, Herring MP, McDowell CP, Lansing J, Brower C, Schuch FB, Smith L, Tully MA, Martin J, Caswell S, Cortes N, Boolani A (2020). Epidemiology of Joint Associations of Physical Activity and Sitting Time during COVID Among US Adults. Preventive Medicine Reports, 20:101256. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221133552030214X