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The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on physical activity behaviours

03 September 2020

The aim of this study is to explore the physical activity levels of adults/older adults before and during the COVID-19 lockdown using data from Fitbit activity trackers.

Participation involves a 10-minute online survey and allowing us permission to remotely access Fitbit data (e.g. step counts, heart rate) for dates before and during the lockdown.

This study is part of the 'Anxiety, health Behaviour, and Cognition (ABC) During Social Isolation' project.


  • Aged 18+
  • UK resident
  • Used a Fitbit activity tracker before and during the COVID-19 lockdown

Take part in this study


Ethical approval

This study was approved by the School of Health and Life Sciences Ethics Committee at the University of the West of Scotland (Application no. 10938).

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