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Assessment of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Rheumatic Diseases in Europe

Key message 2: Discontinuation of physical activity

Discontinuation of

physical activity

Almost two thirds of the patients (63%) did physical activity before confinement.The most common activitieswere:

Conclusions

Sedentary lifestyle leads to worsening disease activity and symptoms, decreased physical capacityand worsening psychological health and quality of life

Physical activity is an important part of RMD care and benefits both physical and mental health

To patients

Continue physical activity

Aim for at least 30 min of daily physical activity. Your local patient organization can help you to remain active in a safe manner despite the ongoing pandemic.

REUMAVID is a project conducted by the Health & Territory Research (HTR) group of the University of Seville (Spain)

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