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What is Active for Life – Green Prescription?
The Active for Life programme is a free 3-month health and wellness programme delivered by Harbour Sport. It aims to increase physical activity and improve the nutrition of adults aged 18 years and over. Healthy Lifestyle Advisors provide individuals with support and motivation to become independently active with the ultimate goal to improve health.
What does the service include?
- Face to Face healthy lifestyle consultations provided at Auckland Council Leisure Centres.
- West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre, Henderson
- Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre
- Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre
- Albany Pool and Leisure Centre
- Green Prescription exercise classes are available at local Auckland Council Leisure Centre’s at a discounted rate while on the programme
- Goal setting and nutrition advice
- FREE Nutrition seminars
- Facebook support and events
- Monthly follow-ups to support and motivate people to be independently active, eat healthily and live a
- Aged ≥ 18 years.
- Geographical boundaries: North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere and Hibiscus Coast.
- Currently inactive (less than 2.5 hours per week).
- Have a stable medical/mental condition that could benefit from regular physical activity.
- Are at risk of developing a medical condition due to a sedentary lifestyle.
- Ready to make changes to their lifestyle and consents to being referred.
Referrals can be by the general practice team (doctor or practice nurse), or any other health professional.
The goals and objectives of Green Prescription are:
- Encouraging sedentary adults to become independently active.
- Supporting improvements in nutrition.
- Promoting healthier lifestyle choices for adults in Waitakere, North Shore and Rodney regions.
Activities in your Area
Please note: We try to update these Activity Area brochures regularly however some facilities may have changed.
Latest Resources and News
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