Prescribing Exercise
Just Like Any Other Medication

Providing a prescription is an effective means of motivating patients to be more physically active, sometimes by as much as one hour per week. Breoot gives healthcare professionals the ability to prescribe and deliver exercise prevention and intervention programs, to their patients, just like they prescribe any other medication.

Exercise Programs for Different Patient Needs

Our exercise programs are developed in collaboration with certified fitness professionals and orthopedic surgeon, board certified in sports medicine. We developed programs for beginners, for those with some experience, and for those with musculoskeletal conditions.

We won't slow the workflow. We understand that you only have a brief window of time for physical activity counseling, Maybe 60 seconds, during a normal office visit. So we streamline the process. We have created a simplified exercise prescription that makes it easy for physicians to choose an appropriate program for their patient within 60 seconds! - Okay, maybe just a little longer :)

Assessing Patient Physical Activity as a Vital Sign (PAVS)

Current guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week.

Monitoring patients’ level of physical activity is an important component of promoting exercise. Monitoring PAVS has been shown to improve patient activity and health metrics. You can use our simple assessment interface to track patient activity levels.

Link to physical activity guidelines: http://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/adults.aspx

Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS)

Exercise Improves Health Metrics

These health benefits include lower risk of premature death, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, depression, lower risk of colon and breast cancer and prevention of unhealthy weight gain. Increasing physical activity generates additional and more extensive health benefits. For example, a person who does 300 minutes a week has an even lower risk of heart disease or diabetes than a person who does 150 minutes a week.

Why is Exercise Important?

  

The World Health Organization has identified physical inactivity and obesity as the numbers four and five highest risk factors for overall mortality, respectively

Chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes and many others are positively affected and improved by exercise as demonstrated in scientific studies. With 50% of the US estimated to have at least one chronic medical disorder by 2020, physical activity and exercise become an important public health mission.

It is estimated that $.84 cents out of every dollar that is spent in healthcare, is spent on chronic disease. Exercise used both as prevention and intervention for chronic disease reduces overall healthcare expenditure and will have a tremendously positive impact on the overall US economy.