Dr Andrea Lung of Collins Street Medical Centre took over Albert parkrun on 27 July to raise awareness of the many benefits of joining the free community event. She advocates parkrun a prescription for good health.

Dr Lung is championing parkrun as a way of boosting mental, physical and social wellbeing. Dr Lung has been informally ‘prescribing’ parkrun to her patients for a while, and is hopeful the practice of ‘social prescribing’ will soon be backed by the RACGP.

Hear Dr Lung discuss with the parkrun team ‘social prescribing’ which aims to help patients cut back on medications and visits to the GP (parkrun Podcast Episode 166 listen from 10:20).

Read the full article ”parkrun a Prescription for Good Health” from the Port Phillip Leader edition 23 July 2019.

 

Story: Jordy Atkinson
Photo credit: Hamish Blair

 

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