The University of Antwerp is examining how the movement patterns are affected by the coronacrisis. The initial results of the study indicate that 30% to 50% of the respondents to the survey are now more active and play sports than it is for the moment. One of the main reasons is that they have more time to do so.

Since the outbreak of the corona virus, we are more than ever encouraged to keep on moving. Not, of course, if all of the sports complexes are closed. “However, we are seeing that people are motivated to be more active than it is for the moment,” says doctoranda, Michelle Symons (Department of Communication), which, together with Carmem Meira Cunha (Department of Marketing), the effect of the coronacrisis to all forms of physical activity and movement will be explored.

The first results show that 30% to 50% of the respondents to the survey are in the coronacrisis, are more engaged in physical activity. “The fact that people are suddenly going to move, it is probably due to altered time allocation: 61,1% of the respondents say they now spend more time with for the moment.”

On-line lessons

The use of activity trackers, that you’re using your smartphone as a reminder to send in, or show you how well you are doing at the moment, with a 12.5% increase. Almost half of the users of these applications will probably be after the coronacrisis will continue to use it.

Also, on-line lessons on social media is being widely used. “Youtube videos are scoring very well, and also to give the respondents to the technology and to want to continue to use it after the lockdown. In addition, with 90.9% of the respondents, prior to corona and have never had a online little league lesson will be followed. That percentage fell during the coronacrisis up to 18.9%.”

The study will also examine the long-term effects. It Is our behavior, by the coronacrisis lasting change. Anyone who wants to participate in the survey can do so through the survey here to be filled in.

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