Green Prescription

Green Prescription

Green Prescription

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What is a Green Prescription?

If you are struggling to find the motivation to get out and get active, a Green Prescription from your doctor or nurse could be exactlyGRx-Nordic-Walking-Generic what you're looking for. This activity programme is designed to kick-start your physical activity levels right away.  A Green Prescription Coordinator will contact you to arrange for a suitable day and time for you to go to the support centre at Sport Otago for a consultation. Your appointed Green Prescription coordinator will support you via a three monthly telephone call to see how you are getting on and can offer further information or guidance. The 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 and can refer you onto student dieticians for greater 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 

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.

 
Exercise And Medical Conditions

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

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