How GPs and Health Care Professionals Are Promoting Physical Activity

Dr. Zoe Williams discusses the broad benefits of physical activity when managing multiple long-term health conditions (MLTCs) and how GPs can encourage patients to make this part of their care plan. She also describes how surgeries can more effectively provide best practice, acting as a role model in the community, and encouraging healthcare professionals to better promote physical activity and its many benefits.

Here in Devon we are focused on ensuring there are enough opportunities for people with health conditions to get active and that they are accessible and inclusive. For example, our Connecting Actively To Nature Programme supports and creates ways for over 55s to get active in the natural environment.