From 3 February 2020 to 1 June 2020, we obtained 17 weeks of continuous valid data for all of the 51 women participating in the project. The recorded weeks were gathered in four periods: 1st period (i.e., the period not including government restrictions), from 3 February 2020 to 8 March 2020; 2nd period (i.e., the first month of government restrictions), from 11 March 2020 to 7 April 2020; 3rd period (i.e., the second month of government restrictions), from 8 April 2020 to 3 May 2020; and 4th period (i.e., the first month of progressive reduction of government restrictions), from 4 May 2020 to 1 June 2020. Among the 51 recruited women, the 24 women who were able to participate in the two live online exercise sessions were placed in the E+ group, receiving both workouts and weekly personal counselling concerning sedentary time and physical activity. The 27 women wanting to participate but not having the ability to attend the two live online exercise sessions due to time and/or day incompatibility were placed in the E group, receiving just weekly personal advice.

The analysis of variance and chi-square test were used to verify whether subsamples differed for age, time from surgery, chemotherapy (y/n), radiation therapy (y/n), and pharmacological treatments ancillary to hormonal therapy. Basal differences of time spent in sedentary, light, moderate, and vigorous physical activities, and their variations, as well as those of body weight, according to the four periods of the study, were evaluated with linear mixed models (LMMs). As both sedentary time and physical activity could vary across time and persons, we assessed the differences among the tow exercise interventions analyzing the 1st period, as the basal (run in time), with LMMs. Mixed models increase the repeated measures precision of the estimate and provide easier handling of missing data compared to those with the ANOVA statistic. When applicable, each table contains the chosen LMM estimates and parameters, which are described at their bottom. Data, when applicable, are presented as means ± standard deviations; p ≤ 0.05 was considered significant. Data were analysed using the SAS 9.4 software (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA).

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