A atividade física pode ajudar na luta contra a CoViD-19?
REF / JPE 2020; 89, 4


exercício físico
medicina preventiva

Como Citar

Costa, R. F. (2021). A atividade física pode ajudar na luta contra a CoViD-19?. Revista De Educação Física / Journal of Physical Education, 89(4), 224-227. https://doi.org/10.37310/ref.v89i4.2720


Introdução: Como parte da Edição Especial de 2020 I, a Revista de Educação Física / Journal of Physical Education (REF/JPE) está trazendo aspectos científicos da prática de atividade física relacionados à pandemia de CoViD-19.

Objetivo: Comentar brevemente evidências científicas de que a prática de atividade física pode se apresentar como fator protetor para a CoViD-19.

Conclusão: Os benefícios da prática regular de atividade física são amplos e podem favorecer todo o tipo de população tanto no enfrentamento de cenários semelhantes aos que se apresentam na pandemia de COViD-19 quanto em cenários futuros.



Martins L, Soeiro R. 2020, um problema de saúde em escala global: uma historiografia sobre a pandemia de CoViD-19 e aspectos relacionados à prática de atividade física. Revista de Educação Física / Journal of Physical Education. [Online] 2020;89(3): 160–175. Available from: doi:10.37310/ref.v89i3.2703

Hamer M, Stamatakis E, Steptoe A. Dose-response relationship between physical activity and mental health: the Scottish Health Survey. British Journal of Sports Medicine. [Online] 2009;43(14): 1111–1114. Available from: doi:10.1136/bjsm.2008.046243

Kandola A, Vancampfort D, Herring M, Rebar A, Hallgren M, Firth J, et al. Moving to Beat Anxiety: Epidemiology and Therapeutic Issues with Physical Activity for Anxiety. Current Psychiatry Reports. [Online] 2018;20(8): 63. Available from: doi:10.1007/s11920-018-0923-x

Carek PJ, Laibstain SE, Carek SM. Exercise for the treatment of depression and anxiety. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. [Online] 2011;41(1): 15–28. Available from: doi:10.2190/PM.41.1.c

Ströhle A. Physical activity, exercise, depression and anxiety disorders. Journal of Neural Transmission (Vienna, Austria: 1996). [Online] 2009;116(6): 777–784. Available from: doi:10.1007/s00702-008-0092-x

Umpierre D, Ribeiro PAB, Kramer CK, Leitão CB, Zucatti ATN, Azevedo MJ, et al. Physical activity advice only or structured exercise training and association with HbA1c levels in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. [Online] 2011;305(17): 1790–1799. Available from: doi:10.1001/jama.2011.576

Hemmingsen B, Gimenez-Perez G, Mauricio D, Roqué I Figuls M, Metzendorf M-I, Richter B. Diet, physical activity or both for prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its associated complications in people at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. [Online] 2017;12: CD003054. Available from: doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003054.pub4

Aune D, Norat T, Leitzmann M, Tonstad S, Vatten LJ. Physical activity and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. European Journal of Epidemiology. [Online] 2015;30(7): 529–542. Available from: doi:10.1007/s10654-015-0056-z

Jakicic JM, Davis KK. Obesity and physical activity. The Psychiatric Clinics of North America. [Online] 2011;34(4): 829–840. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.psc.2011.08.009

Hills AP, Andersen LB, Byrne NM. Physical activity and obesity in children. British Journal of Sports Medicine. [Online] 2011;45(11): 866–870. Available from: doi:10.1136/bjsports-2011-090199

Carbone S, Del Buono MG, Ozemek C, Lavie CJ. Obesity, risk of diabetes and role of physical activity, exercise training and cardiorespiratory fitness. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. [Online] 2019;62(4): 327–333. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2019.08.004

Diaz KM, Shimbo D. Physical activity and the prevention of hypertension. Current Hypertension Reports. [Online] 2013;15(6): 659–668. Available from: doi:10.1007/s11906-013-0386-8

Bakker EA, Sui X, Brellenthin AG, Lee D-C. Physical activity and fitness for the prevention of hypertension. Current Opinion in Cardiology. [Online] 2018;33(4): 394–401. Available from: doi:10.1097/HCO.0000000000000526

Pandey A, Patel KV, Vaduganathan M, Sarma S, Haykowsky MJ, Berry JD, et al. Physical Activity, Fitness, and Obesity in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. JACC. Heart failure. [Online] 2018;6(12): 975–982. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2018.09.006

Bangsbo J, Blackwell J, Boraxbekk C-J, Caserotti P, Dela F, Evans AB, et al. Copenhagen Consensus statement 2019: physical activity and ageing. British Journal of Sports Medicine. [Online] 2019;53(14): 856–858. Available from: doi:10.1136/bjsports-2018-100451

Schüttler D, Clauss S, Weckbach LT, Brunner S. Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Remodeling and Regeneration in Physical Exercise. Cells. [Online] 2019;8(10). Available from: doi:10.3390/cells8101128

Landry BW, Driscoll SW. Physical activity in children and adolescents. PM & R: the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. [Online] 2012;4(11): 826–832. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.09.585

Troosters T, Blondeel A, Rodrigues FM, Janssens W, Demeyer H. Strategies to Increase Physical Activity in Chronic Respiratory Diseases. Clinics in Chest Medicine. [Online] 2019;40(2): 397–404. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ccm.2019.02.017

Blondeel A, Demeyer H, Janssens W, Troosters T. The role of physical activity in the context of pulmonary rehabilitation. COPD. [Online] 2018;15(6): 632–639. Available from: doi:10.1080/15412555.2018.1563060

da Silveira MP, da Silva Fagundes KK, Bizuti MR, Starck É, Rossi RC, de Resende E Silva DT. Physical exercise as a tool to help the immune system against COVID-19: an integrative review of the current literature. Clinical and Experimental Medicine. [Online] 2020; Available from: doi:10.1007/s10238-020-00650-3

Zadow EK, Wundersitz DWT, Hughes DL, Adams MJ, Kingsley MIC, Blacklock HA, et al. Coronavirus (COVID-19), Coagulation, and Exercise: Interactions That May Influence Health Outcomes. Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. [Online] 2020;46(7): 807–814. Available from: doi:10.1055/s-0040-1715094

Lithander FE, Neumann S, Tenison E, Lloyd K, Welsh TJ, Rodrigues JCL, et al. COVID-19 in older people: a rapid clinical review. Age and Ageing. [Online] 2020;49(4): 501–515. Available from: doi:10.1093/ageing/afaa093

Jiménez-Pavón D, Carbonell-Baeza A, Lavie CJ. Physical exercise as therapy to fight against the mental and physical consequences of COVID-19 quarantine: Special focus in older people. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. [Online] 2020;63(3): 386–388. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2020.03.009

Zbinden‐Foncea H, Francaux M, Deldicque L, Hawley JA. Does High Cardiorespiratory Fitness Confer Some Protection Against Proinflammatory Responses After Infection by SARS-CoV-2? Obesity. [Online] 2020;28(8): 1378–1381. Available from: doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22849

Vancini RL, Camargo-Neto L, de Lira CAB, Andrade MS, Viana RB, Nikolaidis PT, et al. Physical Activity and Sociodemographic Profile of Brazilian People during COVID-19 Outbreak: An Online and Cross-Sectional Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. [Online] 2020;17(21): 7964. Available from: doi:10.3390/ijerph17217964

Hamer M, Kivimäki M, Gale CR, Batty GD. Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Relation to COVID-19 Hospitalization: A Community-Based Cohort Study of 387,109 Adults in UK. medRxiv: The Preprint Server for Health Sciences. [Online] 2020; Available from: doi:10.1101/2020.05.09.20096438

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.