2021
DOI: 10.47626/2237-6089-2021-0237
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Physical activity, exercise, and mental disorders: it is time to move on

Abstract: Introduction Physical activity, conceptualized as any bodily movement that results in energy expenditure, and its structured form, exercise, play an important role in public health, preventing and treating a wide range of physical conditions, including metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and obesity. Objective This article aims to provide a brief overview and summary of the evidence on: 1) the preventive effects of physical activity on a wide range of mental disorders… Show more

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“…All of this confirms the need for a rapid response in the teaching environment and the introduction of strategies to increase PA, which, as previous research has shown, has the potential to combat mental disorders [ 78 ]. Mere mental health promotion limited to public education [ 79 ], or even providing teachers with methods to cope with stress and tension at work, is not enough, especially since, unlike physical or metabolic diseases, symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress are often ignored and treated as a normal psychological reaction that does not require treatment [ 80 ].…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 62%
“…All of this confirms the need for a rapid response in the teaching environment and the introduction of strategies to increase PA, which, as previous research has shown, has the potential to combat mental disorders [ 78 ]. Mere mental health promotion limited to public education [ 79 ], or even providing teachers with methods to cope with stress and tension at work, is not enough, especially since, unlike physical or metabolic diseases, symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress are often ignored and treated as a normal psychological reaction that does not require treatment [ 80 ].…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 62%
“…Esses efeitos podem causar o abandono ao tratamento e impactar negativamente a vida do paciente. (Schuch & Vancampfort, 2021) O exercício físico é um grande aliado na prevenção e combate a depressão, devendo sempre ser sempre orientado por um profissional capacitado, tendo um excelente efeito terapêutico. A prática regular de exercícios físicos interfere positivamente em todos os nossos sistemas, seja ele respiratório, psíquico, cardíaco, osteomioarticular e outros.…”
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“…The physical health of patients with severe mental disorders is too often devaluated (36)(37)(38)(39). Clinicians worldwide tend to prioritize other (mental) health domains, with the consequence of not motivating enough their patients toward physical activity (40)(41)(42). The clinical, biological, and social correlates of physical activity in people with severe mental disorders have been investigated only in a few studies (43,44).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%