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How BetterPoints helped Sam give up smoking

Hounslow Council asked BetterPoints for a programme to help people take personal responsibility for their health, particularly among those at risk of developing avoidable long-term conditions. The One You Hounslow programme targets people at risk of developing conditions that arise from factors such as lifestyle and occupation – Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, for example – and…
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“The app has helped to me lose half a stone by cycling and walking”

Callum was physically active once a week, before he joined Hounslow Council’s A to B Actively challenge. He has now increased that to five days a week and enjoys a more active lifestyle. “I would always spend my evenings at home in front of the TV”, he says. “Now, I go out for a walk…
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Carey seldom exercised before BetterPoints, now she walks a lot

Carey, from Hounslow, recently won the Move More Hero award for her progress in the council’s One You Hounslow programme. “Before the app, I seldom exercised – and now I walk a lot,” she says. “I’ve got so much more energy. It’s helped to control my weight and reduce my stress levels.” “Since taking part…
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We’ve been making green and healthy behaviour irresistible in 2021!

It’s nearing the end of what has been an exciting year for BetterPoints, so we thought it would be nice to look back at some of our work in making positive behaviour change an attractive proposition over the last twelve months. Rewards on Govia Thameslink Railway BetterPoints is proudly providing the rewards engine for Rail+ Club, a…
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Hounslow is the latest council to incentivise better health with BetterPoints

It is well-known, nowadays, that physical inactivity is a killer. It’s responsible for one in six deaths in the UK (equal to smoking) and is estimated to cost us £7.4 billion annually [Public Health England, 2019]. It can cause serious health problems such as obesity, chronic heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.   Poor diet is also a major risk factor for premature death [NHS, 2021]. Almost two-thirds of adults in England are overweight or obese, while obesity-related…
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BetterPoints rewards are incentivising healthy activity in Hounslow

We are delighted to announce that the One You Hounslow rewards programme in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow starts this week! We’re delivering a public health programme that rewards people for getting active, eating healthily and stopping smoking. The Borough has a strong vision to help more residents into better health, and is…
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We’re shortlisted for a London Sport Award

The shortlist for the prestigious London Sport Awards has been announced. We’re delighted to have made the list of finalists – we’re one of three organisations up for the Technology for Participation Award. The judges were looking for technology that successfully and creatively engages Londoners in physical activity – the our app and the gamification…
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Self-sustaining behaviour change needs ‘glue’, not just technology

BetterPoints CEO, Dan Gipple, considers what lies at the heart of BetterPoints and how we approach the subject of Behaviour Change.

Walking helps clear my mind

BetterPoints is “a really good scheme. It helps motivate you to do more outside and you get great rewards for doing it.”