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 exactly 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.
Green Prescription Success Stories
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Why Physical Activity?
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