Discussing the motivations of home-based sports in the rame of self-determination theory the case of Covid-19 period
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CitationPaker, N. (2021). Discussing The Motivations of Home-Based Sports in The Frame of Self-Determination Theory: The Case Of Covid-19 Period. Y. A. Ünvan (Ed.), Business Studies and New Approaches içinde (196-210. ss.). Lyon: Livre de Lyon.
In addition to daily routines, sport-related facilities and activities were also adversely affected due to associated precautions of Covid-19 such as social distance and rigorous preventative measures. The inability to engage in physical exercise has increased the physical and mental health risks related with being at home all day (Schwendinger & Pocecco, 2020). Aside from the negative impacts of inactivity to health, the additional benefits it creates are much more remarkable. Physical activity can help strengthen the body’s defenses and can be used as a preventative strategy against the effects of respiratory tract virus infection (Ghram et al., 2021; Ravalli & Musumeci, 2020). In this context, The World Health Organization advises 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorousintensity exercise each week, or a mix of the two (WHO, 2021). On the other hand, it is an undeniable fact caused by Covid-19 that even those who have the habit of doing sports at a certain level have not been able to go to gyms and have not always had the opportunity to do sports in open areas. Thus, home-based sport (HBS) became the most appropriate or sometimes may be the only option for staying active and exercising at this period.