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The Satur­day Ex­press has two tick­ets to give away to The Best Ex­otic Marigold Ho­tel . To en­ter the draw, clip this item and de­liver it with your name, ad­dress and day­time tele­phone num­ber on the back of an en­ve­lope to The Best Ex­otic Marigold Ho­tel Give­away, Satur­day Ex­press, P O Box 242, Blen­heim 7240, by Wed­nes­day. Win­ners will be pub­lished in The Marl­bor­ough Ex­press on Fri­day.

Cloud in­creas­ing in the af­ter­noon and rain de­vel­op­ing about the Sounds. NW pick­ing up. Min 15 Max 22

Rain about the Sounds and western ranges clear­ing in the morn­ing, then fine ev­ery­where. NW. Min 15 Max 21 Go­ing green can be re­ally good for you – just ask Krys­tal Mc­gre­gor.

Her doc­tor gave her a green pre­scrip­tion – a dose of diet and ex­er­cise to help a pa­tient achieve life­long health.

The green pre­scrip­tion is an ini­tia­tive by the Health Min­istry to help in­ac­tive peo­ple en­joy phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in a safe and friendly en­vi­ron­ment. The pro­gramme has been hugely suc­cess­ful, with par­tic­i­pants show­ing sig­nif­i­cant health ben­e­fits in fit­ness and strength.

Re­search pub­lished in the Bri­tish Med­i­cal Jour­nal has high­lighted that ex­er­cise pro­grammes need to be of­fered hand-in-hand with sig­nif­i­cant mo­ti­va­tional sup­port to be ef­fec­tive, and the green pre­scrip­tion does that. It puts the pa­tient in touch with health providers who will pro­vide the pro­grammes and the mo­ti­va­tion to make the pre­scrip­tion work.

Well done, Krys­tal. We wish you all the best for the triathlon.

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