One of the best things we can do for ourselves and our families/whānau, is to be physically active. 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.
The green prescription is an internationally-recognised scheme which began in 1998. Green prescriptions are available nationwide thanks to a partnership with general practice and funding from the Ministry of Health.