What is it about?
It is well documented that mental health patients are a high-risk group for the development of obesity and other physical comorbidities due to their mental illnesses and lifestyle choices, such as poor diet, cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, substance abuse and misuse, and social isolation.
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Why is it important?
Improving the physical health of patients with mental health issues is important.
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This page is a summary of: Evaluation of service users' experiences of participating in an exercise programme at the Western Australian State Forensic Mental Health Services, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, April 2012, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00787.x.
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