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StandApp: stand up, stay healthy!
  1. Richard Weiler1,2,3
  1. 1University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, London, UK
  2. 2UCL-PARG (University College London Population Health Domain Physical Activity Research Group), London, UK
  3. 3The FA Centre for Disability Football Research, Burton-Upon-Trent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard Weiler, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, London W1T 7HA, UK; rweiler{at}doctors.org.uk

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Category

Health

Platform

Apple (iOS 6.0 or later); also available for mass business purchase (price varies depending on user numbers) on desktop with Windows XP, 7, 8.

Cost

Free; StandApp Pro available for £0.79 without advertisements.

About the app

The initial welcome pages run through a simple brief education summary explaining key health benefits of standing compared to sitting. StandApp enables the user to set alarm reminders or regular interval alarms to interrupt time spent sitting down, with reminders to stand. There are video demonstrations of about 30 examples of simple desk-based stretches and exercises, which can be followed during 5 min standing breaks, as seen in figure 1. …

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