Reflections on the concept of sedentary behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic

Main Article Content

Leandro Dragueta Delfino

Article Details

How to Cite
Delfino, L. D. (2022). Reflections on the concept of sedentary behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. Universa Medicina, 41(2), 101–103.


Runacres A, Mackintosh KA, Knight RL, et al. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sedentary time and behaviour in children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021;18:11286. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182111286.

Young DR, Hivert MF, Alhassan S, et al. Sedentary behavior and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality: a science advisory from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2016; 134:e262-279. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000440.

Saunders TJ, Chaput JP, Tremblay MS. Sedentary behaviour as an emerging risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases in children and youth. Can J Diabetes 2014;38:53–61. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2013.08.266.

Tremblay MS, Aubert S, Barnes JD, et al. Sedentary behavior research network (SBRN) – terminology consensus project process and outcome. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2017;14: 75. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0525-8.

Van Der Ploeg HP, Hillsdon M. Is sedentary behaviour just physical inactivity by another name? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2017;14:142. doi : 10.1186/s12966-017-0601-0.

World Health Organisation. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report 51; Geneva (Switzerland): World Health Organization;2020.

UNICEF for Every Children. Rethinking screen-time in the time of COVID-19. New York: UNICEF; 2020.

Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Herrmann SD, et al. 2011 Compendium of physical activities: a second update of codes and MET values. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011;43:1575-81. doi: 10.1249/MSS. 0b013e31821ece12.