Greenwich Low Emission Neighbourhood January prize draw winner
12 February 2018
19 January 2018-
We recently heard from Hampshire resident Vidya and her inspiring BetterPoints journey. Here is what she said about discovering BetterPoints and the positive impact it's had on her health and well-being:
"I came across the BetterPoints app by chance on a health forum, where someone else was saying it was a good app. I was a little dubious at first, but thought I'd give it a try, and I'm so glad I have!
Back in early 2014, I had a sudden health scare and had emergency surgery, following which I needed operations every 3 months for up to a couple of years. Unfortunately this meant that every 3 months, I would need bed rest and would also feel extremely tired. By the time I recovered fully from each op, I would have about 4 weeks to exercise before going in for the next op. Although I had a wonderful surgeon, who managed to resolve my physical condition for me, I had got out of the habit of regular exercise and had put on a few stones in weight. I was walking less than an hour a week, and felt no motivation to get out the house.
Since joining BetterPoints, I have noticed an almost immediate difference. Being quite a numbers-orientated person, I loved seeing the points build up and the app pushes me to meet goals.
I have started getting up and walking at times where I would have just been sitting in front of the TV. I have started extending some of my walks from just 10 or 15 minutes to sometimes up to an hour or two. They are all small changes, but I already feel so much fitter and healthier, and although I have not weighed myself, my clothes feel so much looser and I am sleeping a lot better too!
I have already managed to spend some of my BetterPoints too, and I always try to go for somewhere I can buy something healthy that's also a treat. The next treat I'm looking to get is exercise clothes as I need a size smaller now!
BetterPoints is more than the rewards though, it's meeting goals and then looking back and self-reflecting, and realising how far I've come makes me feel really proud of my achievement.
With a family history of diabetes, I know every day I get out there and exercise, I am reducing my risks and giving myself a better chance at a healthier and longer life with those I care about. A very big thanks to BetterPoints!" - Vidya P from Hampshire
Photo thanks to Vidya
Wow , we are completely blown away by Vidya's story, thank you so much for sharing it with the BetterPoints community. We are very proud to work for a company that makes such a difference to people's lives.
If anyone else would like to share how BetterPoints has impacted them please do get in touch email@example.com
Kerri - Programme Manager for Hampshire