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Table 4 How lockdown impacted on physical activity by reported change in physical activity levels

From: Life in a time of COVID: a mixed method study of the changes in lifestyle, mental and psychosocial health during and after lockdown in Western Australians

  Relative change in physical activity (%)  
Coded responses Increased (n = 89) Same (n = 267) Decreased (n = 202) Total (n = 562)
Routine changed 45.8 33.1 21.5 31.1
More sedentary 6.8 13.8 36.2 20.4
Limited options 1.7 18.8 27.7 19.0
No change 8.5 25.4 6.2 16.1
Had more time for PA 33.9 9.9 0.8 10.5
Substitutes for gym 3.4 6.6 10.8 7.5
Exercised at home 8.5 6.6 6.2 6.7
Fear of infection reduced PA 5.0 8.5 5.4
Made more effort PA 3.4 3.9 6.9 5.1
Social distancing impacted on PA 15.3 5.5 5.1
Online exercise videos 5.1 3.3 5.4 4.6
Reduced team sports 4.4 4.6 3.8
PA helped with MH 13.6 1.7 0.8 3.2
Reduced PA over time period 1.7 1.1 6.2 2.9
Job loss reduced PA 0.6 3.1 1.3
More infection awareness from PA 0.6 2.3 1.1
Other 3.4 7.2 8.5 7.0
  1. Note. Percentages (%) are based on multiple responses rather than persons