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Commentary

COVID-19 Impact on Behaviors across the 24-Hour Day in Children and Adolescents: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep

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Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
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Department of Implementation Science, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA
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Department of Health and Human Development, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
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Healthy Living for Pandemic Event Protection (HL-PIVOT) Network, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
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Received: 6 August 2020 / Revised: 11 September 2020 / Accepted: 14 September 2020 / Published: 16 September 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, social restrictions to contain the spread of the virus have disrupted behaviors across the 24-h day including physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep among children (5–12 years old) and adolescents (13–17 years old). Preliminary evidence reports significant decreases in physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior, and disrupted sleep schedules/sleep quality in children and adolescents. This commentary discusses the impact of COVID-19-related restrictions on behaviors across the 24-h day in children and adolescents. Furthermore, we suggest recommendations through the lens of a socio-ecological model to provide strategies for lasting behavior change to insure the health and well-being of children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. View Full-Text
Keywords: 24-h day; physical activity; sedentary behavior; sleep; COVID-19; children; adolescents 24-h day; physical activity; sedentary behavior; sleep; COVID-19; children; adolescents
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Bates, L.C.; Zieff, G.; Stanford, K.; Moore, J.B.; Kerr, Z.Y.; Hanson, E.D.; Barone Gibbs, B.; Kline, C.E.; Stoner, L. COVID-19 Impact on Behaviors across the 24-Hour Day in Children and Adolescents: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep. Children 2020, 7, 138. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7090138

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Bates LC, Zieff G, Stanford K, Moore JB, Kerr ZY, Hanson ED, Barone Gibbs B, Kline CE, Stoner L. COVID-19 Impact on Behaviors across the 24-Hour Day in Children and Adolescents: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep. Children. 2020; 7(9):138. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7090138

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Bates, Lauren C., Gabriel Zieff, Kathleen Stanford, Justin B. Moore, Zachary Y. Kerr, Erik D. Hanson, Bethany Barone Gibbs, Christopher E. Kline, and Lee Stoner. 2020. "COVID-19 Impact on Behaviors across the 24-Hour Day in Children and Adolescents: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep" Children 7, no. 9: 138. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7090138

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