Analysis of Physical Fitness Differences among College Students before and after COVID-19

Tingting Huang, Zishao Li, Xiaoqian Zhang, Luming Zhang

Abstract— COVID-19 has not only had a profound impact on social and economic development, but also changed social lifestyles and values. Due to the prevention and control of the epidemic, people‚Äôs demand for physical exercise has been limited to a certain extent, while the epidemic has increased the requirements for individual immunity, forming a contradiction. In this paper, the fitness tests of college students before and after COVID-19 were taken as samples, and the differences of physical tests in 2019 and 2021 were compared by t-test and non-parametric test. The study found that after the epidemic, the body shape of the college students deteriorated slightly, and the physical fitness tests significantly lower after gaining weight. In general, the decline of college students' physical fitness is not obvious after the epidemic, but it is a common phenomenon. Then put forward countermeasures and suggestions of optimizing physical exercise.

Index Terms— college students, COVID-19, fitness test, comparative analysis

Tingting Huang
Wuhan University of Technology Hospital, Wuhan, 430070, CHINA
Zishao Li, Xiaoqian Zhang, Luming Zhang
Wuhan University of Technology, CHINA

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Cite: Tingting Huang, Zishao Li, Xiaoqian Zhang, Luming Zhang, "Analysis of Physical Fitness Differences among College Students before and after COVID-19, " Proceedings of 2022 the 12th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering (WCSE 2022), pp. 40-44, June 24-27, 2022.