4 top reasons GPs prescribe exercise

But education is needed to encourage more doctors to refer to exercise specialists, say researchers

GPs are yet to be convinced of the benefits of referrals to exercise physiologists, if the latest analysis of BEACH data is anything to go by.

Victoria University researchers say only a tiny fraction of GPs refer patients to exercise physiologists, despite more than 11 million Australians reportedly living with chronic diseases that would benefit from exercise.