Research in Sports Science
Original Article

Acute Remote Home-Based Exercise Improves Mood Profile in Older Individuals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Sciences, Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Chronic Disease Research Laboratory (ECDR), Bauru, Brazil

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São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Sciences, Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Chronic Disease Research Laboratory (ECDR), Bauru, Brazil

RISS 2022; 12: 20-23
DOI: 10.5152/rss.2022.22004
Read: 473 Downloads: 72 Published: 27 June 2022

The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a remote home-based resistance exercise session on mood profile in older individuals under social isolation during the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. We investigated 32 older individuals (20/12 women/men; mean age = 67.7 ± 6.4 years) who interrupted their regular physical activity routine during the coronavirus disease 19 pandemic and participated in a remote home-based exercise session via video call. The Brunel Mood Scale questionnaire was applied 1 day before and immediately after a bodyweight exercise session (3 sets of 15–30 reps in 6 exercises) to evaluate participants’ mood state. Significant post-exercise reductions (p < .05) were found in tension (41.21 ± 8.13%), depression (61.70 ± 41.82%), anger ((81.2 ± 66.2%), and mental confusion (42.92 ± 33.11%), while a significant post-exercise increase (p = .023) was found in vigor (18.58 ± 5.19%). No significant difference between pre- and post-exercise was found in fatigue. The post-exercise changes in mood state factors resulted in a significant reduction (p = .032) in total mood disorder score (20.22 ± 11.11%) after exercise. A remote home-based resistance exercise session was effective for improving mood profile in older individuals under social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cite this article as: Zanini, G. d. S., Correa, M. M. S., Fernandes, B., Amaral, V. T. d., & Ciolac, E. G. (2022). Acute remote home-based exercise improves mood profile in older individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Research in Sports Science, 12(1), 20-23.

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