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A Green Prescription (GRx) is a health professional's written advise to become more physically active as part of their overall health management. Your health professional may decide a GRx would be good for you if:

  • You are keen to become more physically active
  • You want to improve your eating habits
  • Or you have a medical condition which would improve with a change in lifestyle

Who can give a Green Prescription?

A Green Prescription is usually received from your Doctor or Practice Nurse.

What happens next?

You will be contacted by your local Green Prescription team who will put together a physical activity plan that is right for you. You will get regular encouragement and support for up to five months and the chance to make positive lifestyle changes to your physical activity and nutrition.

For further information please contact:

Deb Byers – Green Prescription Area Manager 
Telephone (06) 349 2325 
Fax (06) 349 2322   
Email: deb@sportwhanganui.co.nz

Or Raewyn Robinson – Client Support Person 
Telephone (06) 349 2328 
Fax (06) 349 2322 
Email: raewyn@sportwhanganui.co.nz

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