Kaltrina Feka1,2,3, Masar Gjaka4, Faton Tishukaj5, Antonino Bianco1,2
1Department of Psychology, Educational Science and Human Movement, University of Palermo, Via Giovanni Pascoli 6, 90144, Palermo, Italy - 2Sport and Exercise Science Research Unit, University of Palermo, Via Giovanni Pascoli 6, 90144, Palermo, Italy - 3PhD Program in Health Promotion and Cognitive Sciences, University of Palermo, Via Giovanni Pascoli 6, 90144, Palermo, Italy - 4University for Business and Technology, Department of Sport and Movement Science, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo - 5University of Pristina “Hasan Prishtina”, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Pristina, 10000, Kosovo
Unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic paralysed the entire world and its normal function. Although governmental restrictions might help the spreading rate of infection throughout the lockdown, health related issues such as lack of physical activity and malnutrition are having a tremendous negative impact in the general population. COVID-19 and its effects on the lifestyle of population at the moment is considered as a “hot topic” and different affected areas are being highly investigated. Despite scientific recommendations on PA and healthy eating, we were somehow forced to stop engaging in physical activity, affecting and making more difficult body mass management, which still remains an area of interest for the scientific community. Considering the failure to fulfilling physical activity recommendations, using this editorial, we suggest to the scientific community on creating an illustrated and clear guidance for general population regarding healthy nutrition accompanied with exercises in such circumstances.
Weight control, pandemic, physical inactivity, restrictions, COVID-19.