Things we’re moving on
A priority for Active Geelong’s first year is to mobilise our medical community to help get people moving more. Working with a small number of GP practices across Geelong, we are looking to investigate how GPs can better promote and prescribe physical activity during consultations.
A working group has been established to focus on the following areas:
- Raise public awareness of the benefits of physical activity and motivate people to change.
- Develop tools to assist GPs prescribing activity, such as handouts and apps, and to provide resources to refer to allied health support and community programs that can help patients increase their activity levels.
- Increase GP awareness of exercise prescription, the how and the why, through the entire GP journey (student to end of practise) to educate and motivate GPs to confidently provide exercise information.
- Building research projects that will inform GPs of the most successful methods they can use to increase activity levels.