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Physical activity and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): specific recommendations for home-based physical training

Published on Apr 20, 2020
· DOI :10.1080/23750472.2020.1757494
Amri Hammami1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Amri Hammami5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 1 AuthorsPeter Krustrup62
Estimated H-index: 62
(University of Southern Denmark)
Abstract
The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) seems to be having a major impact on physical activity behaviours globally. The pandemic has forced many people around the world to stay at home and se...
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