Obesity is a major public health concern and studies have shown that people with serious mental illness (SMI) may be at higher risk of being overweight or obese than people without SMI. Being overweight or obese can put people at risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other conditions. Wellness programs that promote healthy eating and exercise can help reduce these risks for people with SMI.
RehabWire para diciembre mira las investigaciones sobre la dieta, el ejercicio, y la promoción de la salud para las personas con discapacidades. Una seguna edición especial presenta un tema aparte de las selecciones de referencia general para 2002 (mire al No. 10).
RehabWire for December looks at research on diet, exercise, and health promotion for people with disabilities. A second special edition features a separate issue on general reference selections for 2002 (see No. 10).
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