“I often recommend parkrun to my patients as it has been such a big part of my own journey with movement and exercise. parkrun is so much more than a run, it is the social element and community that can really benefit many of my patients. I love being able to talk about parkrun in my consultations; highlighting the improvement volunteering, walking and running can have for both physical and mental health. My local parkrun is less than a mile from where I work and I will often see staff and patients there. I love keeping them company if they need a friendly face to show them the ropes.”

Dr Abbie Brooks is a GP partner at Priory Medical Group

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