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

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

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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.

Importantly, around 65% of the general population in Australia are inactive and despite our best multidisciplinary efforts, the proportion of adults in the general population who are