Participation in green exercise: Experiences of people with acute mental distress in an inpatient psychiatric facility

Green exercise is defined as any physical activity undertaken in natural settings. Synergistic benefits of green exercise have additional emotional and mentally restorative properties. People with mental distress describe experience of profound symptoms. Symptoms often lead to reoccurring admissions to inpatient psychiatric facilities. These purpose-built environments are characteristically restrictive. Participation in green exercise programs in this setting may reduce distress and improve mood and wellbeing. Green exercise can also provide …

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