Individuals with major mental disorders could benefit from low cost, functional ways to support healthy lifestyles. Walking is a popular, preferred, accessible, and safe physical activity for many people. Walking is free, requiring no specialized equipment or membership fee, and is important to support engagement in other daily living activities. The current study explores the benefits of walking and strategies for promoting walking among community-dwelling individuals with major mental disorders. Key issues include strengthening engagement, tracking progress, and sustaining participation to achieve goals related to walking. The authors propose ways that nurses can support increased walking behavior for improved health and well-being in this population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services|
|State||Published - Mar 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health