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In daily practice psychiatrists prescribe drugs that can encourage weight gain, but physical activity is often not widely promoted. A widening robust evidence base is proving the benefits of exercise in mental health, so how can we increase mental health professionals’ active involvement in this area? Dr Amit Mistry and Dr Lynne Drummond talk to CPD Online Trainee Editor Dr Jennifer Powell about physical activity guidelines, research, risks and guidance in promoting physical activity in severe mental illness.
Date published: 17 March 2020
Presenter: Dr Jennifer
Amit Mistry and Dr Lynne Drummond
Audio running time: 23 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the current physical activity
the benefits of physical exercise in
people with severe mental illness
considerations when advising people to
increase their activity levels
the role of a psychiatrist in promoting
physical activity interventions.
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