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‘I never used to walk … I’ve lost 4kg with my new active lifestyle’

‘I never used to walk before I joined the BetterPoints Hounslow challenge’, says Ishrat. ‘It’s such a helpful app, it has encouraged me in all aspects, walking, running, and cycling too. ‘Each day is like a new day and a new challenge for me, and the app encourages me to do more every day.  ‘I’ve lost over 4…
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‘It’s lovely! It’s opened up so many opportunities that I just otherwise wouldn’t have had’

The video below is from the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) and is a real testament to the work of BetterPoints clients locally. The EDC has run its Get Active in Ebbsfleet BetterPoints programme annually since 2018, to encourage physical activity for better health and wellbeing. More than half a million activities were recorded last year…
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BetterPoints makes social prescriptions for active travel easier to swallow

Active Travel England recently allocated funding for eleven local authorities to trial social prescriptions for walking, wheeling and cycling. Active travel is much harder to prescribe than traditional medication. Aside from the potential barrier of opportunity (for example, people won’t walk, wheel or cycle if there are no safe routes for it), a much higher…
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