Beginning an Exercise Program: Fact Sheet for Providers

This resource was selected by SMI Adviser content partners and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.

These fact sheets provide recommendations on the “how to” and the “why” behind starting an exercise program within an agency for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. There are details such as the benefits of exercise, suggestions for assessing current physical activity levels, and guidelines for setting attainable physical activity goals with participants.


For additional information, view Recommendations for Physical Activity: A Supportive Interventionist Guide

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