Journal article

NEW solutions: An Australian health promotion programme for people with mental illness

C Lloyd, D Sullivan

International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation | Published : 2003

Abstract

The prevalence of people who are overweight or obese is continuing to rise. This is a key risk indicator of preventable morbidity and mortality resulting from many diseases. The increase in the number of obese people is associated with dietary practices and a reduction in physical activity. There is a need to implement strategies for the reduction of obesity in at-risk groups. People with a mental illness are at high risk of many physical illnesses related to behavioural factors, which include poor diet and lack of exercise. Health promotion programmes need to be incorporated into mentalhealth services to improve the general health and wellbeing of people with a mental illness. An Australian..

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