The San Marcos Healthy City Task Force and the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance recently partnered to develop the unique Fitscription program that promotes wellness and physical activity opportunities using local outdoor green spaces and natural areas. Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is sponsoring the program by providing Fitscription pads to health care providers that can be used to prescribe physical activity to patients.
With the participation of local health care professionals such as doctors, nurses and therapists, community members of all ages and abilities can be given a Fitscription plan that is tailored to their individual abilities. Through Fitscription, providers can specify the type of activity, number of minutes per day and number of days per week the activities should be performed.
Additionally, the Fitscription plan includes a map of the San Marcos parks and natural areas.
Health care professionals who would like to prescribe physical activity to patients with a Fitscription pad are encouraged to call the CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818.
Click here to download a map of San Marcos' natural areas.