Health Professionals Prescribe parkrun

A survey of almost 3,000 Australian health professionals revealed that 69% (almost 2,000) currently prescribe parkrun in a professional capacity, with 87% of those who don't refer patients to parkrun stating that they would consider doing so in the future.

The survey revealed a wide range of motivations for prescribing parkrun in addition to improving fitness (91%). Improving mental wellbeing (78%), making friends (56%), empowering people to manage their health (53%), improving social connectivity (51%), exposure to nature (47%), increasing self confidence (43%) and reducing loneliness (37%) were among the long list of reasons that health professionals recommend parkrun to their patients.

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