Sedentary behaviours and cognitive function among community dwelling adults aged 50+ years: Results from the Irish longitudinal study of ageing
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): O. Olanrewaju, A. Koyanagi, M. Tully, N. Veronese, L. Smith (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Longitudinal associations of sedentary time and physical activity duration and patterns with cognitive development in early childhood
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Simone J.J.M. Verswijveren, Sandra A. Wiebe, Aishah Abdul Rahman, Nicholas Kuzik, Valerie Carson (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical activity and psychosocial correlates following bariatric surgery among patients with loss-of-control eating
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Jessica L. Lawson, Stephanie G. Kerrigan, Meagan M. Carr, Ashley A. Wiedemann, Valentina Ivezaj, Carlos M. Grilo (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - June 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical activity based pediatric obesity treatment, depression, self-esteem and body image: A systematic review with meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 31 May 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): J.E. King, H. Jebeile, S.P. Garnett, L.A. Baur, S.J. Paxton, M.L. Gow (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - June 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

An eight-week randomised controlled trial of home-based pilates for symptoms of anxiety, depression, and fatigue among people with MS with minimal-to-mild mobility disability: Study protocol
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Karl M. Fleming, Susan B. Coote, Matthew P. Herring (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Aerobic exercise enhances positive emotional reactivity in individuals with depressive symptoms: Evidence from neural responses to reward and emotional content
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): C.J. Brush, Dan Foti, Anthony J. Bocchine, Kristina M. Muniz, Matthew J. Gooden, Andrea M. Spaeth, Matthew W. Miller, Brandon L. Alderman (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms differ across Physical Activity Status based on comorbid anxiety and depression status among adolescents
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Chloe Forte, Cillian McDowell, Ciaran MacDonncha, Matthew P. Herring (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 18Author(s): (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The development of a sport-based life skills program for young people with first episode psychosis: An intervention mapping approach
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Lauren E. Brooke, Ashleigh Lin, Nikos Ntoumanis, Daniel F. Gucciardi (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Predictors of physical activity recording in routine mental healthcare
Publication date: Available online 28 April 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Garcia Ashdown-Franks, Catherine M. Sabiston, Ai Koyanagi, Davy Vancampfort, Joseph Firth, Robert Stewart, Brendon Stubbs (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - April 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Sprint interval training in young adult males with & without elevated worry
Publication date: Available online 9 April 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Matthew P. Herring, Tom P. Aird, Chloe Forte, Courtney Frengopoulos, Brian P. Carson (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - April 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Association of sedentary behaviour on internalizing problems in children with and without motor coordination problems
Publication date: March 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 18Author(s): Rheanna Bulten, Denver Brown, Christine Rodriguez, John Cairney (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A randomized control trial investigating high-intensity interval training and mental health: A novel non-responder phenotype related to anxiety in young adults
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Kristen M. Lucibello, Emily M. Paolucci, Jeffrey D. Graham, Jennifer J. Heisz (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Differential effects of acute physical activity on executive function in preschoolers with high and low habitual physical activity levels
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Binn Zhang, Ying Liu, Mingming Zhao, Xiaoxu Meng, Yuqin Deng, Xinyan Zheng, Xiaochun Wang, Shixuan Xiong, Yaogang Han (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effects of sedentary behaviour on internalizing problems in children with and without motor coordination problems
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Rheanna Bulten, Denver Brown, Christine Rodriguez, John Cairney (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Using exercise to facilitate arousal reappraisal and reduce stress reactivity: A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsResults provide no clear evidence for a synergistic effect for EX+AR and highlights that AR instruction aids adaptive reappraisal of stress. Studies with longitudinal designs are needed. These observations add to the body of literature exploring mechanisms for improving stress reactivity and the role exercise may play. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Associations among physical activity and smartphone use with perceived stress and sleep quality of Chinese college students
This study aimed to examine the associations among physical activity and smartphone use with sleep quality and perceived stress, after controlling for potential confounding factors. The sample population was taken from three Chinese universities and consisted of 3,864 college sophomores. The study was performed in April 2019. Sociodemographic characteristics and lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity, smartphone use, sleep quality and perceived stress were assessed using questionnaires. Participants were respectively divided into three categories according to the tertile of smartphone use and perceived stress scores...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Acute and Chronic Effects of Resistance Exercise Training Among Young Adults With and Without Analogue Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Protocol for Pilot Randomized Controlled Trials
ConclusionsThis pilot RCT examines the effect of an ecologically-valid RET intervention among young adults with subclinical levels of GAD. Given that GAD most often emerges during young adulthood, and young adults who display elevated subclinical symptoms are more likely to develop clinically significant psychopathology, investigating the effects of RET among individuals with emerging signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder is particularly important.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04116944. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - February 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical activity, mental health and academic achievement: a cross-sectional study of Norwegian adolescents
ConclusionPA was associated with mental wellbeing and domain specific self-esteem although the causal significance of the association requires further investigation. The current study does not support associations between PA and mental health problems or PA and academic achievement. Further studies are necessary to investigate the longitudinal relationship between PA, variables of mental health and academic achievement amongst adolescents. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - February 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Do exercise trials for adults with depression account for comorbid anxiety? A systematic review
ConclusionsDepression and anxiety are known to co-exist but trials testing the effects of exercise on depression are generally neither reporting the prevalence of comorbidity of anxiety within their samples nor testing whether the presence of comorbidity impacts trial effectiveness and efficacy. Comorbidity of depression and anxiety should be considered in exercise trials to ensure that the effects will apply to the manifestation of these disorders in the real world. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - January 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Associations of physical activity with positive mental health: a population-based study
ConclusionsThe study highlights the importance of PA with relation to PMH among adults. Especially, physical inactivity was strongly associated with low PMH. As low levels of PMH can potentially present a risk for mental ill-health, this study suggests it is important to increase PA among the least active population. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - January 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Walking effects on memory in children: Implications for individual differences in BMI
ConclusionsTogether, these findings demonstrate that single bouts of walking are more effective for improving memory performance than non-active rest periods of a similar duration and may be enhanced to a greater degree among children who are overweight/obese. Such findings add to the growing body of literature supporting the need for active opportunities among all youth and further indicate the importance of advancing such opportunities among overweight/obese children to improve memory performance along with physical health. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - January 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effect of physical exercise intervention on mood and frontal alpha asymmetry in internet gaming disorder
ConclusionPhysical exercise intervention in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals with Internet gaming disorder seems to improve the severity of internet use and depressive mood and enhance left prefrontal activation.Graphical abstract (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - January 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

University students' and clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes towards physical activity for mental health
ConclusionsThe findings highlight the acceptability of physical activity as a mental health intervention tool within a post-secondary context. Importantly the results provide implications for developing strategies to incorporate physical activity as an acceptable support method within mental health services. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

University students’ and clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes towards physical activity for mental health
ConclusionsThe findings highlight the acceptability of physical activity as a mental health intervention tool within a post-secondary context. Importantly the results provide implications for developing strategies to incorporate physical activity as an acceptable support method within mental health services. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - December 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: October 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 17Author(s): (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Do we need physical activity guidelines for mental health: what does the evidence tell us?
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Megan Teychenne, Rhiannon L. White, Justin Richards, Felipe B. Schuch, Simon Rosenbaum, Jason A. BennieAbstractThe aims of this commentary are to (1) examine the current global physical activity recommendations for adults and its relation to mental health, based on findings from meta-analyses primarily of prospective studies, and (2) determine whether there is a need to extend the scope/focus of existing guidelines to ensure they are mental health informed. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Association between non-locomotive light-intensity physical activity and depressive symptoms in Japanese older women: a cross-sectional study
This study aimed to examine associations between accelerometer-based intensity and type of physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms in older Japanese women.MethodsIn this cross-sectional study, data were obtained from 143 community-dwelling older Japanese women aged 65–86 years, and depressive symptoms were assessed based on self-reported scores of the Geriatric Depression Scale-15-J. PA was measured objectively using an accelerometer worn continuously for ≥10 h/day for 4 days, and average daily durations of light-intensity PA (LPA) and moderate-to-vigorous intensity PA (MVPA), as well as type of PA (locomot...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Motor competence Moderates Relationship between Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity and Resting EEG in Children with ADHD
Conclusions and ImplicationsThe current study found that increased MC was associated with less deviant cortical activity in the resting state, as measured by TBR, and that MC moderated the relationship between MVPA and TBR after controlling for age. It highlights the importance of increasing motor competence within physical activity to improve cortical functioning of children with ADHD. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - October 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults: The “Pas a Pas” Community Intervention Programme
Publication date: Available online 4 October 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Felipe Villalobos, Angels Vinuesa, Roser Pedret, Teresa Basora, Josep Basora, Victoria ArijaAbstractPhysical activity is associated with improved mental health and well-being, both factors closely linked to health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Studies that analyse the effect of aerobic physical activity on HRQoL have shown inconsistent results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness a supervised aerobic physical activity programme consisted on walking groups and including socio-cultural activities on H...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - October 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Embedding an exercise professional within an inpatient mental health service: a qualitative study
ConclusionsAn exercise professional within a mental health service was identified as an effective strategy in improving consumer health outcomes while increasing the knowledge and confidence of mental health clinicians regarding the provision of physical health care. Exercise professionals should be recognised as important members of the standard multidisciplinary mental health team for in patients being treated for mental illness. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - September 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effects of resistance training on depression and cardiovascular disease risk in black men: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial
This study will be the first randomized controlled trial to test the effects of RT on depression and cardiovascular health in a sample of depressed Black men.Method/Design: Fifty Black men with clinically significant symptoms of depression will be randomized to either (a) a 12-week RT or (b) an attention-control group. Behavioral Activation techniques will be used to support adherence to home-based RT goals. Both groups will meet on-site twice/week during the 12-week program, and follow-up assessments will occur at the end-of-treatment and 3 months post-treatment. Qualitative interviews will be conducted after the 3-month ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - September 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The effect of high-intensity interval training on inhibitory control in adolescents hospitalized for a mental illness
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Jacqueline S. Lee, Addo Boafo, Stephanie Greenham, Patricia E. LongmuirAbstractIntroductionInhibitory control is essential for treatment of, and recovery from mental illness. An acute bout of exercise has been shown to improve inhibitory control in healthy adolescents.PurposeThe primary goal was to examine the effect of an acute bout of high-intensity interval training on inhibitory control immediately, and 30 min post-exercise in adolescents hospitalized for a mental illness.MethodsParticipants were recruited at the...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - September 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

It's more than just a referral: Development of an evidence-informed exercise and depression toolkit
ConclusionsThese recommendations have resulted in the development of the ‘Exercise and Depression Toolkit’. This toolkit is a resource for health care providers, adults with depression, and exercise professionals to help exercise become an accessible treatment option for the many Canadians living with depression. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - September 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Objectively measured sedentary time and mental and cognitive health: Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations in The Rotterdam Study
ConclusionsNo support was found for an association between actigraphically measured sedentary time and mental health or cognition. All observed associations were explained by confounders, in particular, disability, occupational status and smoking. The previously reported association between sitting time and mental health might reflect residual confounding, bias of subjective measures, or the social context of sedentary behavior. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Engaging youth with major depression in an exercise intervention with motivational interviewing
ConclusionEarly MI based interventions increase exercise readiness and enhance self-efficacy, which may promote increased engagement and exercise adherence. Integrating MI as a prelude to exercise intervention shows promise as an effective engagement and treatment strategy among youth with MDD. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Frequent physical exercise is associated with better ability to regulate negative emotions in adult women: The electrophysiological evidence
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Tomasz S. Ligeza, Patrycja Kałamała, Olga Tarnawczyk, Marcin Maciejczyk, Miroslaw WyczesanyAbstractThe study aimed to investigate the relationship between the frequency of physical exercise and the ability to control negative emotions in adult women. On the basis of the pre-screening, 26 frequently active and 26 infrequently active young adult women (mean age = 22.9, and 23, respectively) were invited to participate in the study. We assessed their ability to control negative emotions using behavioral and electrophysio...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effects of acute physical activity on NIH toolbox-measured cognitive functions among children in authentic education settings
ConclusionsResults did not substantiate a dose-response link between PA intensity and selected measures of cognitive function. More research is needed to investigate the potentially nuanced effects of short bouts of PA on cognitive functioning in children. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - June 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

‘Think Football’: Exploring a football for mental health initiative delivered in the community through the lens of personal and social recovery
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Adam Benkwitz, Laura C. HealyAbstractThe practice and discourse of mental health recovery is evolving, with increasing appreciation given to personal recovery and now social recovery. It therefore follows that we need initiatives that enhance levels of social capital, positive social identities and social inclusion within the community, not just within mental health services. These initiatives must bring people together in ways that allow them to feel that they have ownership of any new social infrastructures and use evidenc...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 16Author(s): (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reviewer Acknowledgement 2018
Publication date: March 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 16Author(s): (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical activity during early pregnancy and antenatal depression: A prospective cohort study
ConclusionsBeing active at work during early pregnancy may reduce antenatal depressive symptoms for Chinese women. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Movement and mental health: Behavioral correlates of anxiety and depression among children of 6–17 years old in the U.S.
ConclusionSome physical activity or organized extracurricular activity participation are associated with decreased odds of experiencing anxiety among children and adolescents, and depression among adolescents. Meeting all three 24-h movement guidelines was associated with lower ORs for anxiety for children and adolescents and depression among adolescents. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Moving away from depression: Physical activity changes in patients undergoing r-TMS for major depressive disorder
ConclusionResponders’ LPA significantly increased in comparison to non-responders receiving r-TMS for major depression disorder. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - April 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

High intensity resistance training improves sleep quality and anxiety in individuals who screen positive for posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized controlled feasibility trial
Publication date: Available online 12 April 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): James W. Whitworth, Sanaz Nosrat, Nicholas J. SantaBarbara, Joseph T. CiccoloAbstractPurposePosttraumatic stress is disorder (PTSD) is a disabling psychological condition that often causes chronic sleep issues. Exercise has beneficial effects on sleep in healthy individuals. However, little is known about the effects exercise on sleep in individuals with PTSD. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of a resistance training intervention on sleep quality, PTSD, anxiety and depression symptoms in indivi...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

What comes first, negative emotions, positive emotions, or moderate-to-vigorous physical activity?
ConclusionsResults indicated that both negative and positive emotions precede rather than follow MVPA engagement. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effect of physical activity on depression symptoms and perceived stress in Latinas: A mediation analysis
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Andrea S. Mendoza-Vasconez, Becky Marquez, Sarah Linke, Elva M. Arredondo, Bess H. Marcus (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

“Football is pure enjoyment”: An exploration of the behaviour change processes which facilitate engagement in football for people with mental health problems
ConclusionApplication of ART to the understanding of football experiences has provided a novel exploration of the processes involved in engaging individuals in football. This has important implications for intervention design; the focus should be on providing pleasurable experiences and fostering appropriate self-control strategies. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Can physical activity help explain the gender gap in adolescent mental health? A cross-sectional exploration
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Amber J. Halliday, Margaret L. Kern, Deborah A. TurnbullAbstractStudies find that physical activity (PA) links with mental health, females engage in less PA than males, and females have worse mental health than males. Less attention has been paid to the intersection of PA, mental health, and gender. Might PA explain links between gender and mental health in adolescence? Or does the mental health benefit of PA depend on gender? In addition, while PA correlates with better mental health overall, PA may be more beneficial ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Health care professionals’ perspectives on physical activity within the Ugandan mental health care system
ConclusionDespite the high level of understanding of PA among health care professionals, PA promotion largely depends on implementation of strategies to deal with community and health systems barriers. Although patients need to be empowered to deal with their individual barriers, greater support and action is needed by policy makers. Public health programs should support PA through community engagement and social re-integration programs. The government should promote a holistic mental health care perspective and provide adequate infrastructural and human resources to support PA in the existing primary and mental health car...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research