Prescribing exercise – the ‘miracle cure’ | Longevity

Prescribing exercise – the ‘miracle cure’ | Longevity

“[EXI] are prescribing exercise in the same way as a doctor prescribes drugs, specifically for therapeutic purposes, to both help prevent and manage medical conditions.”

British start-up EXi is making waves with its app for prescribing personalised activity programmes. The app provides programmes that address any combination of 23 health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and depression.

A 12 week, 100 person clinical pilot study recently completed by EXi showed that the app was effective across a wide range of health metrics, including improvements in blood glucose levels, resting heart rate, blood pressure, abdominal circumference, BMI, 6-minute walk test and mood.

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