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Mar 2023 | Oral Presentation | By Dr. Manthan Mehta, Madhura Bhagat (PT), Dr. Anuradha Mandlekar (PT), Dr. Archana Munje, Dr. Chitra Selvan, Dr. Deepak Burkul, Dr. Vaishali Lokhande, Dr. Medha Oak, Dr. M. S. Vivek, Dr Arbinder Singal

Effect of Virtual Personalized Exercise Prescription: Substantial Improvement in Physical Fitness in People with Diabetes and Hypertension

Regular exercise positively influences the established risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Fifty participants with diabetes and hypertension were analyzed for fitness scores before and after the completion of the Fitterfly diabetes program which provided personalized exercise regimens by physiotherapists along with multidisciplinary support from nutritionists and psychologists. At baseline 76% had poor total fitness scores (≤20). Post-program, we recorded a significant rise of 42.85% in median fitness scores [Pre-program-14(-3,28) and Post-program -20(-3,34);p<0.0001]. A modified 6-minute walk test (6MWT),used for cardiac fitness, also showed an improvement by 12.30%. The study demonstrated the effectiveness of digital fitness assessments and personalized exercise regimens to improve physical fitness and cardiorespiratory fitness in people with diabetes and hypertension.

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