Erkan Konca, Egemen Ermiş, Necati Alp Erilli


Covid-19 virus, which entered our lives in the last period of 2019, has caused radical changes in our lives. After the pandemic was declared, the threat of the epidemic that affected the whole world caused us to change a large number of our habits. In particular, the periods when people were closed at home, which led to a decrease in physical activity levels. In our study, an international physical activity form was given to 278 students between the ages of 7 and 16. Physical activity levels of the students in the past week and what activities they did were found. 162 male students and 116 female students participated in the study. 28 of these students were in primary education, 154 were in secondary education and 96 were in high school. While 7 of the students who participated in the study had barriers to doing sports, it was found that 271 students did not have any. As a result of the analyses conducted about the prevalence of physical activity, it was found that the students were moderately active. It was found that 8.8% of the students were highly active, 23.8% were very active, 30.74% were moderately active, 19.11% were slightly active and 17.57% were inactive (sedentary). In terms of the ways of doing activity in general, it can be seen that during the pandemic, individuals preferred activities which were easy to do at home and on the street and also which were less risky. It can be said that sports branches performed as a team are generally avoided. Activities that are easy to do and less risky, such as running and walking for exercise, have come to the fore during the pandemic process.

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