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World J Psychiatry. Jan 19, 2024; 14(1): 1-7
Published online Jan 19, 2024. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v14.i1.1
Unlocking the power of physical activity in easing psychological distress
Xin-Qiao Liu, Xin Wang
Xin-Qiao Liu, Xin Wang, School of Education, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
Author contributions: Liu XQ designed the study; Liu XQ and Wang X wrote the manuscript; and all authors contributed equally to this work and approved the final manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interests.
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Corresponding author: Xin-Qiao Liu, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Education, Tianjin University, No. 135 Yaguan Road, Jinnan District, Tianjin 300350, China.xinqiaoliu@pku.edu.cn
Received: November 17, 2023
Peer-review started: November 17, 2023
First decision: December 17, 2023
Revised: December 20, 2023
Accepted: December 28, 2023
Article in press: December 28, 2023
Published online: January 19, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: As a nonstigmatized, highly effective, convenient, and cost-effective nonpharmacological intervention for mental health, physical activity holds enormous potential in relieving psychological stress and improving overall well-being. To further reveal the potential of physical activity and benefit a larger population with mental health issues, it is necessary to provide scientific guidelines for physical activity and enhance its adaptability and practicality based on respect for patient preferences.