Need help getting active?
Green Prescription is New Zealand's highly successful exercise referral programme. Doctors and Practice Nurses write a GRx for inactive patients to access support with increasing their physical activity levels for health and wellness benefits.
The programme involves an initial face-to-face consultation with GRx co-ordinator followed by regular visits and continued support. To find out more information contact Amy Bruhn on (03)768 6182 or ask your GP or practice nurse about being referred to Green Prescription.
How a Green Prescription can help:
Being physically active has many benefits. Not only does it make you feel good, it can also help you to:
Feel more confident, happy and relaxed
Have more energy
Improve cholesterol levels
Improve blood sugar levels
Maintain a healthy weight
Reduce stress, feelings of anxiety and depression
Lower blood pressure
Improve sleeping habits
Keep your bones strong
Cope better with asthma and breathing problems
Increase flexibility, mobility and reduce the pain of arthritis
Reduce the risk of some types of cancer
Reduce the risk of falling