Go for Green
The Active Living and Environment Program

In partnership with Health Canada, Go for Green and the College of Family Physicians of Canada collaborated on the design and distribution of a new prescription… your “Go for Green” Prescription!
Whether prescribed by your family doctor or a prescription/commitment that you make for yourself, the antidote is healthy physical activity, easily found in your local neighbourhood.

With two thirds of Canadian adults not active enough for optimal health benefits and three out of five children and youth aged 5-17 years not active enough for optimal growth and development (Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute. 1998 Physical Activity Monitor), there is an urgent need to address our increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

This new and uniquely Canadian Go for Green Prescription Pad will be distributed to more than 15,000 family doctors across Canada as an insert with May 2001’s issue of the Canadian Family Physician. An adapted version is also available for you to make your physical activity commitment today!

Go for Green Prescription Pad
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