Thursday 25 May 2017

All doctors should be prescribing is free 'wonder-drug': the great outdoors

In Ireland we are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting fresh air and exercise, as our scenery is second to none.
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

So how do we get our mojo back? Perhaps it's time we turned to nature

There has been a strong reaction in the UK to GPs no longer being required to ask patients about exercise. Doctors have managed to get a requirement, that they ask patients about their exercise levels, removed from GP contracts. They are claiming it was too time-consuming.

Health experts have accused the British Medical Association of ignoring the "wonder-drug" that is fresh air.

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