01183 216 116

Author: Michael Grimes

How donating to charity got Natalie’s family walking more

BetterPoints user Natalie started using the app so she could donate her reward points to charity. However, she soon found it was encouraging her and her family to walk more too.

Realising how far I’ve come makes me feel really proud, says Vidya

Vidya’s family has a history of diabetes, so staying healthy is particularly important for her. In 2014, she had a health scare that required emergency surgery and a series of subsequent operations. The surgery was a success but drawn out, and she lost her motivation to keep fit. BetterPoints helped her get it back. Vidya’s…
Read more

I’ve noticed a total transformation in my lifestyle, says Purva

Purva has become active every day from using the BetterPoints app. Now her friends use it too and have regular competitions to keep fit.

VIDEO: A quick introduction to self-determination theory and behaviour change

I just want to tell you about a theory that I think is really important for people involved in behaviour change to understand: Self-Determination Theory. What this basically means is that people have three intrinsic needs. The first need is for people to feel like they’re autonomous, that they’re independent; they can live their lives…
Read more

BetterPoints gave me the nudge I needed to get off my posterior, says Peter

Peter had plans to keep active when he retired, but after a while he lost the motivation. BetterPoints helped him get it back.

‘The city that gives you free beer for cycling’ – the BetterPoints app on the BBC

We were delighted to see this short BBC film about how our app is used in Bologna, Italy.

No more lazy Sundays for Kimberly and her son!

Kimberly struggles with her weight, but now she and her son motivate themselves to take regular exercise by using the BetterPoints app. Kimberly discovered the BetterPoints app through the Skelmersdale Rewards programme commissioned by West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group. She’s finding it a real motivator for doing more healthy activity. ‘I struggle with my weight,’…
Read more

Meet us at Smarter Travel Live – we’re up for TWO awards!

Find us at Stand D3 BetterPoints colleagues Christopher Bristow and Hannah Stephens are at Smarter Travel Live in Liverpool today and tomorrow (16 & 17 October), on stand D3. If you are too, come and say hello! Chris will also be participating in the Speed Learning session this afternoon. Finalists for TWO awards! We’re delighted…
Read more

Healthy Streets, Healthy Cities: bold measures and partnerships are the key

Healthy Streets, Healthy Cities: bold measures and partnerships are the key.

VIDEO: Incentives are ‘more powerful than you think’

When you’re planning behaviour change programmes and you’re thinking about incentives, it’s really important to recognise that there’s a lot of different kinds of incentives and some can be very powerful, but sometimes they don’t work the way you think they’re going to work. There’s a great story in a research paper that talks about…
Read more