Abstract

Providers diligently educate patients on exercise to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. However, in recent years, providers judiciously educate patients on exercise and its correlation to improving or impacting mental health disorders. Physical activity has been steadily shown to relate to improved physical health, life satisfaction, cognitive functioning, and psychological well-being. A large body of literature examines the impact of physical activity and exercise on mental health. There is a growing interest in the use of exercise in the treatment of depression and anxiety, as a primary option or as an adjunct to pharmacological treatment. A literature review was completed to identify the evidence associated with the impact of exercise on mental health and well-being.

Advisor

Rhonda Cornell

Date of Degree

2020

Language

english

Document Type

APP

Degree

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

School of Nursing

College

Allied Health and Nursing

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