iPrescribe Exercise is a free, evidence-based iOS app which analyses the user's health and produces a personalised 12 week physical activity programme that gradually helps you to increase your activity levels. The app sets the exercise intensity and duration based on the information you provide. This can play an important role in the management of several long term health conditions for which we can selectively target with the app. It can also help those who are sedentary or at risk from developing chronic diseases to become more active, and reduce their disease risk. iPrescribe Exercise is available to download on the App Store, we are also published on the NHS Apps Library.
iPrescribe Exercise has been developed by chartered physiotherapists who are experts in exercise prescription. Patient safety and care is of paramount importance, we have included pre-exercise health screening to assess your suitability, the app will check your heart rate using the built-in cardiac monitor, and we ask you to input specific health data to determine your risk profile.
Increasing your activity levels will unlock a range of health benefits but it's important to realise that even a small increase can be beneficial. You can carry out your daily exercise in shorter sessions with rest in between if you'd like. Our timer function allows you to pause and restart your exercise when you are ready. You can also choose to do whatever type of exercise you wish.
We have built in exercise programmes and information for 20 of the most common long term diseases, including heart disease (cardiac rehab) and diabetes. The effects of exercise on health are well known and there is a huge amount of published medical evidence to support this. The app will also track your health and response to exercise, allowing you to send this information to your health professional.
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