Most of us don't get enough physical activity. We often drive everywhere and many have desk jobs. We now know that sitting is actually very poor for our health and most of us need to find ways to increase our activity levels.
A green prescription is a recommendation from your doctor or nurse that for your health's sake, you need to increase your physical activity levels. With your permission, a referral is sent through to your local Green Prescription team who will contact you, find out what you would be interested in doing and connect you with local programmes and groups.
Funded by the Ministry of Health, it's a great programme and opportunity to get back into walking, swimming, gentle exercise at a gym, dancing or whatever activity you enjoy doing. The team will keep in touch and provide support and encouragement to make some small goals and slowly increase as you are able.
Read more about Green Prescription programme and find your local providers.