Sweatcoin app use in SW London NHS

Following a successful trial, Sweatcoin, a health and fitness app, is being prescribed to people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes across south west London.

The 10-week Diabetes Prevention Programme trial included a structured education programme, group activities and encouraged team sports. The trial results found that the seventy participants lost an average of 3kg and their daily step count increased by 45% on average. According to the results, 85% of people are likely to lose weight on the programme, with one in 10 predicted to lose 10% of their body weight.

The Sweatcoin app offers monetary rewards to users per step taken, which can then be used with online stores such as headspace and audible. Following the trial, South West London Integrated Care System, in collaboration with Richmond and Wandsworth Public Health and Sweatcoin, has launched the Prevention Decathlon Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme, to target areas of Richmond and Wandsworth.

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