Keep on Keep up is a simple, NHS-approved app that helps older adults improve strength, balance and optimise healthy ageing.
Based on scientific research from clinical trials, Keep on Keep up provides tailored exercises and evidence based games which can be easily completed independently at home, by older adults. These simple exercises improve mobility and bone health which in turn, reduces the likelihood of falls. Keep on Keep up also improves health literacy increasing awareness of how to stay safe in the home.
How does the app work?
Once you have downloaded Keep on Keep up, you will follow two simple steps:
A fun onboarding and app walkthrough helps you understand how to use the app
Ability and confidence levels are selected to personalise the app to your needs
Once you have completed these steps you can begin some simple balance and strengthening exercises. Three daily exercises will be demonstrated for you, including a set of clear instructions from the app’s friendly guide, Wilf, plus all the safety advice you would need.
Overtime, daily exercises will become more challenging and you will enjoy the sense of satisfaction as you track your progress within the app.
Research behind the app
Research to date includes multiple phases of testing and development with older adults and healthcare professionals. The strength and balance exercises are based on the evidence-based OTAGO/FaME exercise programmes specifically developed to improve function and prevent falls. You can feel assured that Keep on Keep up is safe to use as NHS Digital has assessed the platform and certified it as DCB0160 and DCB0129 compliant and of low risk to users.
If you have feedback, questions or concerns about the Keep on Keep up app, please get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org