Green Prescriptions: Is Exercise a Valid Medicine?

Everyone knows what effect exercise can have on one’s health, from lowering cholesterol to alleviating depression. But to visit a doctor and get a prescription to exercise is a whole different thing. Is exercise that effective that we could take it in lieu of popping a pill?

In New Zealand, doctors have been prescribing exercise for over a decade in a scheme that is known as green prescriptions. In some other countries, including the US, UK and Australia, this trend is slowly picking up as well.

Read more about it in an article I wrote last week for Saudi Gazette.

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