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Source: BBC

Doctors in England and Wales should offer overweight patients “green space” prescriptions to get them exercising outdoors, says the Local Government Association
The prescriptions could provide free visits to national parks or gardening sessions at National Trust properties, for example
Spokeswoman Izzi Seccombe said: “There are some instances where rather than prescribing a pill, advising on some type of moderate physical activity outdoors could be far more beneficial to the patient
Physical activity can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, including some cancers, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression
People who do regular physical activity have:
Source: NHS Choices

Keywords: physical, activity, patients, prescriptions, gps

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