Habits in the time of Coronavirus


  • David Mariani Healthy Habits Academy Montecatini Terme, Pistoia - Italia
  • Raffaele Picco Nutrizionista e farmacista, Romentino, Novara - Italia
  • Francesca Capitanini Facoltà di Medicina Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze - Italia https://orcid.org/0009-0000-2564-8549
  • Alex Porciani Ingegnere informatico, libero professionista, Zurigo - Svizzera
  • Marco Lombardi SOS Nefrologia e Dialisi, Ospedale del Mugello, ASL Toscana Centro, Firenze - Italia
  • Luigi Capotondo Già nefrologo presso l’Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Siena, Siena - Italia https://orcid.org/0009-0007-3162-3955
  • Alessandro Capitanini SOC Nefrologia e Dialisi Ospedale San Jacopo, Pistoia, e ASL Toscana Centro, Firenze - Italia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6931-7389




Covid-19, Exercise, Healthy habits, Nutrition, Psychology, Sedentary lifestyle, Social distancing


Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic that hit the humankind in December 2019, is steering quick and drastic changes to our habits. The goal of our research is the analysis of the emotional, healthy and physiological effects of this radical routine disruption, in a sample of 3000 Italian people.

Methods: We made use of a 5-days flash survey in an anonymous way, available from April the 5th until April the 10th.

Results: As expected, results show a healthy decrease, after just one month of lockdown, at several stages: emotional, relational, nutritional and physical.

Conclusions: This quarantine period can be considered as an extreme example of immediate sedentary and isolation effects on people. Home habits such as basic physical activity, circadian rhythm routine, proper diet, and correct information consumption can be useful to increase our resilience in difficult times like the current one, but also in our next future.


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How to Cite

Mariani, D., Picco, R., Capitanini, F., Porciani, A., Lombardi, M., Capotondo, L., & Capitanini, A. (2020). Habits in the time of Coronavirus. Giornale Di Clinica Nefrologica E Dialisi, 32(1), 69–72. https://doi.org/10.33393/gcnd.2020.2131



Original articles


Received 2020-04-15
Accepted 2020-04-18
Published 2020-05-06


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