Based on recent research demonstrating effectiveness in treating certain psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety, there is growing interest for exercise as a treatment for these disorders. Estimates of physical exercise in people with psychiatric disorders suggest that these patients are less physically active than the general public. Suggestions for services that incorporate physical exercise and other behavioural activities with mental health care are expected to fill a significant gap.
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