Title

Health behaviour changes during COVID-19 and the potential consequences: A mini-review

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0001-9773-2539

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Health Psychology

Publication Date

8-1-2020

Abstract

© The Author(s) 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about profound changes to social behaviour. While calls to identify mental health effects that may stem from these changes should be heeded, there is also a need to examine potential changes with respect to health behaviours. Media reports have signalled dramatic shifts in sleep, substance use, physical activity and diet, which may have subsequent downstream mental health consequences. We briefly discuss the interplay between health behaviours and mental health, and the possible changes in these areas resulting from anti-pandemic measures. We also highlight a call for greater research efforts to address the short and long-term consequences of changes to health behaviours.

ISSN

1359-1053

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Volume

25

Issue

9

First Page

1155

Last Page

1163

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Keywords

COVID-19, diet, health behaviours, physical activity, sleep, social changes, substance use

Scopus ID

85086563058

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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