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dc.contributor.authorTimme, Sinika-
dc.contributor.authorCook, Brian-
dc.contributor.authorSchipfer, Melanie-
dc.contributor.authorStoll, Oliver-
dc.description.abstractThe effects of COVID-19-related lockdowns on deterioration of mental health and use of exercise to remediate such effects has been well documented in numerous populations. However, it remains unknown how lockdown restrictions impacted individuals differently and who was more likely to change their exercise behavior and experience negative well-being. The current study examined exercise dependence as a risk factor and its impact on exercise behavior and mood during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns on a global scale in 11,898 participants from 17 countries. Mixed effects models revealed that reducing exercise behavior was associated with a stronger decrease in mood for individuals at risk of exercise dependence compared to individuals at low risk of exercise dependence. Participants at high risk and exercising more prior to the pandemic reported the most exercise during lockdown. Effects of lowered mood were most pronounced in participants with high risk of exercise dependence who reported greater reduction in exercise frequency during lockdown. These results support recent etiological evidence for exercise dependence and add to a growing body of literature documenting mental health effects related to COVID-19.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipPublikationsfonds MLU-
dc.titleForced to stay at home : impact of curfews on mood during a pandemic for individuals with exercise dependenceeng
local.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleGerman journal of exercise and sport research-
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