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.
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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.