A GP's guide to getting patients moving for their mental health

There's now a wealth of evidence to support exercise for mental health
woman exercising weight
Mental illness should be thought of as a systemic illness, affecting mind and body.

The evidence-base for exercise as a component of treatment for various mental disorders has rapidly increased over the past decade.

Numerous meta-analyses, umbrella reviews and treatment guidelines from leading international organisations now recommend the integration of physical activity- based interventions as part of routine psychiatric care.