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Exercise Rehabilitation for Mental Health

Mental health and wellbeing is paramount to the overall health of New Zealanders. 1 in 5 adults aged 15 years and over are diagnosed with a mood and/or anxiety disorder (1).

The World Health Organisation estimates that over 300 million people suffer from depression and over 250 million suffer from anxiety disorders worldwide, with prevalence for both increasing over the past decade. Physical inactivity is the cause of approximately 9% of premature death worldwide, and people experiencing mental illness engage in significantly lower levels of moderate-vigorous physical activity and spend significantly more time engaging in sedentary behaviour (2).