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The report examines the consequences of the sedentary behavior of city dwellers since the nationwide lock-down that began following the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic globally. To focus on specific group behavior, the report takes on the EMBA students of IUB as the target population. Relevant data were primarily gathered from secondary sources. Two case studies were conducted involving purposively selected EMBA students from IUB to cover specific contexts behind the coronavirus outbreak and ensuing lock-down impacts. The study indicates that the city dwellers including IUB graduate students are experiencing an increased level fear and tension because of the lock-down. Changes in daily lives of city dwellers have occurred particularly for IUB students such as staying at home, changing work habits to work from home as much as practicable, spending more time with family members and keep their morale high do more household chores, shopping for groceries and other necessities online. Furthermore, the city dwellers and students are coping and adjusting their life styles during the lock-down with increased use of social media and mobile phones to stay in touch with family members and friends and overcome social isolation. The study recommends several measures for ensuring healthy life, both physical and mental, for the city dwellers including: Undertake regular physical exercise at home to relieve the stress and negative emotions to prevent sedentary behavior, stroll at a neighborhood park or rooftop/home garden to relax while maintaining a safe social distance with others, scan local and international media for updates on the latest corona virus situation, use more social media, and mobile phones to avoid the consequences of social isolation. Finally, a major response is to follow the instructions put forth by the WHO and the national authority to prevent further spread of coronavirus. The sooner the adjustments are made, the better will be the changed life style and the less the danger of COVID-19.
COVID-19; Coronavirus; Pandemic; Sedentary behavior; Lock-down; Effects of pandemic; City dwellers
Mujeri N. Sedentary Behavior of City Dwellers during Lock-Down Period after Coronavirus Outbreak: A Case Study on EMBA Students of IUB. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3255..