Dr. Mark DeBeliso Co-Authors Article on Sedentary Isolation

Published: January 19, 2021 | Author: Savannah Byers | Read Time: 1 minutes

Sedentary Isolation with Dr. Mark DeBelisoDr. Mark DeBeliso, professor of kinesiology at Southern Utah University, and several of his colleagues recently published an article entitled “COVID-19: Sedentary Isolation – A Bad Combination”. The article discusses the dangerous combination of the sedentary lifestyle with isolation from self-quarantining and shelter-in-place orders during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The article was published by the International Journal of Sports Science last May, and was also recently featured by the Las Cruces Sun News.

“Sedentary lifestyle is already labeled by many public health experts as a pandemic,” said Dr. DeBeliso. “Combined with the negative effects of social isolation due to the stay at home orders, we were concerned about the compounding nature of sedentary lifestyles plus social isolation due to COVID 19 on physical and mental health. Our goal was to provide clear, concise recommendations that people could apply in their daily lives to help manage the impact of COVID-19.”

The article also recommends seeking help if your mental health is struggling. For students, SUU’s Counseling and Psychological Services is a free resource on-campus.

Dr. DeBeliso co-authored this article with Trish Seven and Kent Adams from California State University Monterey Bay, Mike Climstein from Southern Cross University, Joseph M. Berning from New Mexico State University, Carole Carson from Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico, Chad Harris from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Joe Walsh from Sport Science Institute.

Read the full article, COVID-19: Sedentary Isolation – A Bad Combination

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