This study by researchers at UC San Francisco finds that step counts—a measure of physical activity—were markedly lower early in the COVID-19 pandemic compared to prepandemic, and they remain lower in the 2 years following the onset of the pandemic.
The researchers used data collected from the Azumio Argus smartphone app on 1,255,811 individuals from more than 200 countries. A total of 140,424,429 daily step count measurements were provided from January 1, 2019 to February 17, 2022.
Among the findings:
As the global pandemic persists, it is important to understand its long-term ramifications on physical activity, the authors say.Read More >>