Green Prescription

Green Prescription

Green Prescription


What is a Green Prescription?GRx-Nordic-Walking-Generic


If you are struggling to find the motivation to get out and get active, a Green Prescription (GRx) from your doctor or nurse could be exactly what you're looking for. Our activity programme is designed to kick-start your physical activity levels right away.  Once we receive a GRx from your doctor or nurse, one of our Green Prescription Coordinators will contact you within two weeks to arrange a consultation. We will use this consultation to discuss your health goals, interests, current physical activity levels, and nutrition and will help motivate and support you in developing and initiating an activity plan. Your appointed Green Prescription Coordinator will then give you support calls every one to two months for three months to check on progress and offer any further information or guidance you require. Our Coordinators can connect you with other Green Prescription participants by giving you the opportunity to take part in group activity sessions such as aqua jogging, Nordic walking, and the popular walking series. They can also offer you one-on-one resistance circuit training placements and can refer you onto student dieticians for more specialised nutritional support.


Who Can Be On a Green Prescription?

Anyone who would benefit from becoming more physically active and is not currently achieving two and half hours of moderate physical activity a week can take part. You need to be 18 years and over and any medical condition must be stable. Most importantly, you need to be ready to make a lifestyle change.

GRx process 2014 

Self Referral Form
Are you ready to make Green Prescription part of your healthy life?  Fill out this self referral form and we will get you started.

Green Prescription Self Referral

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The Green Prescription (GRx) team contacting your doctor to request a referral for you to join the GRx programme.

Be referred to the GRx programme for three months of free support from Sport Otago to help you achieve regular physical activity and healthy eating.

Have your relevant medical information released to the GRx team.

An update of your progress to be sent to your doctor for the duration of your time on the GRx programme.

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Green Prescription Success Stories

Click here to read about how Green Prescription has benefited people just like you.

Why Physical Activity?

Click here to read about why physical activity will benefit you.

To find out more about how regular exercise improves brain function in this item from Dunedin TV click here.

Exercise And Medical Conditions

Click here to read about how exercise can help with a range of medical conditions.

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