What is the
Green Prescription concept?
The Green Prescription
is a prescription directed at improving
health, fitness and wellbeing through the mediums of
Green Prescription is focused on improving physical
fitness by advancing the fitness industry into the frontline,
the vanguard, the phalanx of primary health care for the
personally-generated body system dysfunctions.
THE FRONTLINE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
personally-generated body system dysfunctions -
Green Prescription provides people with pro-active solutions
for the management of their personally-generated body system
Green Prescription is based on the philosophy of the US
Surgeon General, Julius Richmond, who in 1979 said,
You, the individual, can do more for your own health and
well-being than any doctor, any hospital, any drug, any exotic
The aim of a Green
Prescription is to restore poor health to good, not mask
advent of the Green Prescription expands the concept of
primary health care to include not only medical practitioners,
but also fitness practitioners, dieticians, counsellors - and
yoga teachers - in fact anyone who can assist people to improve
their health fitness and wellbeing.
point is people becoming competent enough to advise themselves on what
need to do to stay fit and healthy - and putting their knowledge
practice primary health care
vigorous aerobic exercise program coupled with a diet, low in
flour, sugar and milk, with a moderate intake of meat/fish/chicken (vegetarians
excepted) and a high intake of vegetables and fruit - are the foundations of good metabolic health.
A regular and systematic strength and flexibility training program
keeps the skeleton in good alignment and supported by a strong
respect to the common musculo-skeletal dysfunctions, joint and
muscle pain is not caused by a lack of rubbing, crunching, heating,
vibrating, strapping or doping. On the contrary; the most frequent
causes of joint and muscle pain are
|tight muscles that have moved bones
out of alignment
|weak muscles that don't allow
people to do the normal, every
day tasks - lifting, pushing, pulling and
propelling - without breaking down.
The fix is relatively simple – loosen tight muscles and get the
skeleton back into alignment and strengthen weak muscles.
With respect to the non-clinical psychological dysfunctions, people with low mood and lacking energy and vitality may be helped
by regularly seeing a counsellor,
eating wisely, dramatically increasing their daily 'dosage'
of vigorous physical activity, and using the various Green
Prescription inner mental training apps.
At the Green Prescription we've developed a
range of health, fitness and wellbeing assessments and programs that
have been specifically designed to enhance metabolic,
musculo-skeletal and mental health.
We encourage people to join a fitness centre and treat
their membership fees as an investment, not a cost.
Green health technology
Green Health Technology provides people and their
health advisors with the ability to electronically monitor
Commitment, focus and persistence
The nature of the Green Prescription is that no-one can do it for
you. You're going to have to do it to yourself.
Until one is committed, there is
hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts
of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary
truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits
oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things
occur to help one that would never otherwise have
occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the
decision, raising in one's favor all manner of
unforeseen incidents and meetings and material
assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have
come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do,
begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now.
WH (Bill) Murray
The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (1951)
The secret of change is to focus all your
energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.
Nothing in the world can take the place
Talent will not; nothing is more common
than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of
Persistence and determination alone are
The slogan 'Press On' has solved and
always will solve the problems of the human race.
30th president of US
(1923 - 1929)
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