Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Health in Young Adults
Abstract: Background: From the Wuhan city of the China, first Corona virus 2019 (COVID 19) was identified in December 2019, and in short time the spread of virus was throughout the other part of China. In very short time it caused lot of mortality and morbidity rate in China by February 2020. COVID-19 had rapidly spread to various other countries around the world, including the United States of America, Italy, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom and France. By April 18, the spread of virus was in 198 countries including India, contaminated more than 2.4 million people and causing more than 1,50,000 mortality rates across the world and thereafter it considered as a global pandemic. The assessed lockdown, performing in the check of business conditioning, public places, fitness and exertion centres, and overall social life, has hampered numerous aspects of the lives of people including routine fitness conditioning of fitness freaks, which has redounded in colourful cerebral issues and serious fitness and health enterprises. Method: In this study, both male and female ranging from the age group 18 to 35 were taken. Total 110 data had participated in this study with convenient sampling method. General practice physical activity questionnaire Scale (GPPAQ) was used to analyse the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on physical health in young adults. Data were analysed by using SPSS statistics. Result: Statistics suggested that only 15.9% participants, showed almost nil effect on physical health. 12.5% showed mild symptoms of physical affection, whereas, 47.3% participants reported with moderate physical affection and 24.3 % showed severe physical symptoms. Conclusion: There was moderate to severe range of influence was found in physical health of young adults due to lack of physical inactivity and increase in amount of obesity with numerous reasons which includes previous lockdown, work from home, and over eating with reduced workout.
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, physical health, General practice physical activity questionnaire
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,
Pages: 1185 - 1187
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