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Exercise is urged to treat medical needs

PILLS and drugs will soon be only part of the treatment when you visit your GP as the Health and Social Care Partnership wants people to use exercise and other social prescriptions to deal with health matters.

A prescription of exercise involves GPs and practice nurses linking people with opportunities to be physically active and mentally alert in their own communities.

In Oban, the service Lorn and Oban Healthy Options (LOHO) does this. Proving that not only does exercise benefit physical health, it also improves mental wellbeing, by boosting confidence, motivation and self-esteem.

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