MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE AND YOU CAN GET IT FROM THE PHARMACIES ON THE MOVE
Already more than 200 Pharmacies on the Move around Finland
Physical activity has many useful characteristics, so ‘movement is medicine’ is by no means just a phrase. Physical activity prevents and treats many diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal diseases and even some cancers. It also raises mood, reduces stress and improves sleep. And best of all: A single dose of movement medicine will have effects on all of those things at the same time and without side effects.
There are already over 200 Pharmacies on the Move in Finland, and you can identify them by a sticker on the pharmacy door or window. The staff at the Pharmacies on the Move have been trained on the importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of illnesses. Each Pharmacy on the Move carries out its activities in a manner that is suitable for them, from their own starting point.
“THE PHARMACY TAKES CARE OF YOUR WELL-BEING HOLISTICALLY. MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE.”
From a Pharmacy on the Move, you can get
- Information on the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of physical activity in the prevention of illnesses.
- Information on physical activity as part of the treatment of different illnesses.
- Information on physical activity counselling, and local exercise and lifestyle groups.
- Support and encouragement for starting a more active daily life.
- Free health exercise and weight management material.
- Products suitable for those who exercise.
- Access to pharmacy-specific events and theme days as well as campaigns together with local partners.
EACH PHARMACY ON THE MOVE IS A UNIQUE ONE