Walking my way through lockdown

16 September 2020

How Choose How You Move has helped Amanda increase her daily activity

We like to bring you stories from BetterPoints users who are using the app to make positive changes to their lives and earning rewards. Recently I spoke to prize draw winner Amanda and here is what she said about discovering BetterPoints and the positive impact it's had on her health and well-being:

"Before I discovered the BetterPoints app (over 2 years ago) I was a fair-weather walker. If it was raining, I would’ve just jumped on bus to get to work, but now I’m happy to walk in all weathers! Using the BetterPoints app has helped me get into a consistent routine and embed good habits.

The best bit about the app is that it’s great at motivating me to get out of the door (even when I don’t feel like it). When it’s cold I’ve just wrapped up and I always feel so much better for it. As a result, my daily walking has increased, and I’m enjoying walking more for recreational purposes in the evenings and weekends.

It’s also helped my partner too; he was more of a cyclist and now he’s doing a lot more walking with me and getting colleagues involved at work too.  

How has using the BetterPoints app and being part of the Choose How You Move challenge helped you this year?

Being active has never been more important in 2020, especially with the Covid lockdown and ongoing local lockdown in Leicester. I’ve made some changes to my routine, time I would normally spend commuting I now use to go for an extra daily walk. I make sure I’m up and out the door for 30 minutes, and it gets me set up for the day. Knowing I’ve earned myself some BetterPoints is extra motivation to cement this behaviour.

The extra walking will help keep me busy and earning points! I'm delighted to have won the Grand prize for August and will have fun spending my £100 Amazon voucher" - Amanda

Big thanks to Amanda for sharing this with the BetterPoints community. We are very proud to work for a company that makes such a difference in people's lives.

If anyone else would like to share how BetterPoints has improved their health and well-being, please do get in touch by emailing us at customercare@betterpoints.uk

For more information on local events in Leicester with Choose How You Move - like free bike checks and security marking visit the website here.

Kerri - Challenge Manager for Choose How You Move