Prescription to Get Active is an actual prescription a family doctor can give patients to help them increase their physical activity levels and improve overall health.
The prescription can be redeemed at partner recreation centres for a free trial pass.
Current promotions are available on the Prescription to Get Active website.
Visit www.PrescriptionToGetActive.com to check out participating recreation centres, locations and offers.
The Kalyna Country PCN launched the Prescription To Get Active program in December 2015. It is a partnership between doctors, local governments and recreation providers.
Ask your doctor if you would like more information.
Improves health and well-being
Strengthens heart and lungs
Helps you maintain a healthy weight
Boosts mental health
Increases your energy levels
Inactivity can lead to premature death and chronic disease. For these reasons, doctors encourage patients to include more physical activity in their everyday life.
Doctors recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity for adults each day or 60 minutes for children.
Park further from your destination, take the stairs, walk to a co-worker’s desk
Shovel snow, dig in the garden, explore your neighbourhood
Go for a walk with family or a friend after dinner each night
Join a recreation centre. Take classes like yoga, dance or swimming
Walk, bike, rollerblade or skateboard to school
Go to the park, go swimming, skating or tobogganing
Register in sport programs each season
Try something new!