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Prescriptions going green: Doctors giving lifestyle advice to patients
 

Prescriptions going green: Doctors giving lifestyle advice to patients

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“Green prescription” is a term coined by healthcare practitioners in New Zealand, which refers to written advice given by a healthcare professional to a patient to be physically active.
 
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21 Nov 2016 - General
 
@[You Hi Hong] I agree that there should be specific guidelines for the green prescriptions. The compliance of the patients to the green prescriptions can be increased by periodic follow ups and phone calls either personally or through assistants. Th...
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Most of the life style diseases like cardiovascular diseases, obesity, hypertension, depression require supportive lifestyle advice in addition to the medicines. It has been observed that in these conditions, physicians prescribe only medicines and f...
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It is a great idea of the written “exercise” prescription to the patients. I wonder how specific should be the written exercise prescription, ie the frequency of exercise per week, the duration of each exercise sessions, the different form of exerci...
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Again, all about exercise. I find this new trend more interesting in terms of exercise. Doctors emphasizing more on exercise and even advising to do exercise with significant others through walking -group walking. And even highlighted that it is more...
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Look on the bright side, exercise solves most of our problems these days. Blocked arteries? Stop fattening food, stop smoking and exercise. Diabetes? Cut down on carbohydrates and exercise. Hypertension? Cut down everything and exercise.

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I totally agree that this is progress. it’s about time that medicine also recognizes that treating patients does not only involve prescribing pills or medications, but also utilizing basic techniques like exercise to restore health and prevent diseas...
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This is progress for the field of medicine. Green prescription is a vital component in preventing complications from lifestyle related disorders such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus. By acknowledging that exercise should go hand in hand with ma...
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This new concept of the "green prescription". We actually have patient coming to consult doctor for weight loss. So I presume it is similar, as the doctor have to draw up an exercise regime to help the patient to have regular exercise and t...
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A new trend in prescription is a doctor giving lifestyle advice to the patients as a green prescription. The green prescription is a term coined by healthcare practitioners in New Zealand, which refers to written advice given by a healthcare professi...
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Most doctors went into the profession with the greatest of intentions, to help and heal others. However, many of them feel confused sometimes about what their patients need the most, practical advice on giving up harmful habits, nutrition, exercise a...
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