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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
 
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 fail to give lifestyle advice either due to lack of time and busy schedule or due to laziness. But the impact of lifestyle advice in these diseases cannot be ignored. The lifestyle advice includes such factors like cycling, aerobics , gymnasium exerci...
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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 exercises, and etc. Attending the course of Exercise is Medicine can help the healthcare professionals in the prescription of exercise. But, ultimately, the compliance to the exercise regimen will the most important part, and potentially be the most challe...
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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 better to do exercise outside gym based exercise classes or instructor led walking programmes. So this only means what i did with my loved knes is really helpful. Yey. No effort wasted. I am really happy that even by just walking it already can make...
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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.

If the doctor thinks you need to start exercising, just do it. Come on, who are you kidding, just accept the fact and exercise. Many of us are in denial. So am I. But i will never take a professional's advice for granted. I want to do the best for m...
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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 diseases (especially lifestyle diseases) from progressing. Plus, exercising doesn’t even require you to spend any money on the regimen! It’s great to read that there will be exercise prescription clinics to be started. I think this will get doctors to emph...
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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 maintenance medications through evidence-based medicine, doctors could promote lifestyle changes with more vigor than ever. It is about time that we prescribe exercise as a form of medical intervention since most diseases can be prevented with regular ...
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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 try to help to lose weight, subsequently after a period of time and all fails, only then can the doctor prescribe weight loss drugs like duromine or panbesy. Generally speaking these medication can have potential to be abused by drug addicts as they a...
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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 professional to a patient to be physically active. A research is carried out to find the benefits of green prescription that shows that interventions done to in order to increase physical activity were cost effective. It was concluded that this type of presc...
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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 and weight loss or just prescribing the medicine. Patients are stuck and physicians feel unable to do their job sometimes. That is why doctors should always remember the importance of teaching their patients how to lead a healthy habits besides the ph...
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