Relationships between physical fitness, physical activity, smoking and metabolic and mental health parameters in people with schizophrenia

  title={Relationships between physical fitness, physical activity, smoking and metabolic and mental health parameters in people with schizophrenia},
  author={Davy Vancampfort and Michel Probst and Thomas W. Scheewe and Amber De Herdt and Kim Katharine Maria Sweers and Jan Knapen and Ruud Van Winkel and Marc De Hert},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},

Physical Fitness and Activity Levels among Chinese People with Schizophrenia: A Cross-Sectional Study with Matched Case-Control Comparison

The findings show that Chinese people with schizophrenia have significantly poorer fitness than matched healthy controls, demonstrating the need to provide timely effective exercise-based interventions as a matter of routine to attenuate the risk of developing chronic physical illnesses.

Quality of life and physical activity levels in outpatients with schizophrenia

Outpatients with schizophrenia had poorer QoL and lower vigorous PA levels compared with healthy controls and the group with schizophrenia showed a significant association between higher weight and lower scores in the mental health domain of the WHOQOL-Bref.

Associations Between Metabolic and Aerobic Fitness Parameters in Patients With Schizophrenia

It is demonstrated that the additive burden of MetS might place people with schizophrenia at increased risk for functional limitations in daily life activities.

Clozapine use and sedentary lifestyle as determinants of metabolic syndrome in outpatients with schizophrenia

Even moderate physical activity was associated with decreased risk of MetS, and promotion of a physically active lifestyle should be one of the targets in treatment of schizophrenia, especially in patients using clozapine.

Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Metabolic Syndrome, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Symptoms in Schizophrenia Include Decreased Mortality

High-intensity interval endurance training is a feasible and effective way to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and metabolic parameters and has been established as such in somatic disorders.

Physical fitness and levels of physical activity in people with severe mental illness: a cross-sectional study

The results of the present study suggest that physical fitness (strength and balance) is higher in people with severe mental illness who practise regular physical activity that those who are inactive people.



Low cardiorespiratory fitness and physical functional capacity in obese patients with schizophrenia

Relationship between low cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality in normal-weight, overweight, and obese men.

Low cardiorespiratory fitness was a strong and independent predictor of CVD and all-cause mortality and of comparable importance with that of diabetes mellitus and other CVD risk factors.

Associations of muscle strength and fitness with metabolic syndrome in men.

Muscular strength and cardiorespiratory fitness have independent and joint inverse associations with metabolic syndrome prevalence.

Describing the health parameters of outpatients with schizophrenia.

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Exercise therapy for schizophrenia.

There is a potential role for exercise in the treatment of schizophrenia, and Faulkner 2005 concludes that exercise may alleviate secondary symptoms of schizophrenia such as depression, low self-esteem and social withdrawal.

Physical activity, fitness and cardiovascular disease risk in adults: interactions with insulin resistance and obesity.

There is a considerable body of evidence gathered from studies over the past half a century indicating that a high level of physical activity and a moderately high or high degree of cardiorespiratory

Validation of a physical activity assessment tool for individuals with schizophrenia