Sunita D from Heston tells her story
She recently discovered the BetterPoints Hounslow challenge and the 'browse and book' feature is a particular favourite of her's.
Read hear how it has helped her health and wellbeing here:
“Being a mother and working part time - I hardly had anytime time to exercise as at the end of the day I was always tired. I work in an office, and I suffered with severe back pain as I'm always sitting at my desk, my posture was poor. Not only that my life was quite stressful too. I had tried acupuncture for my back, but it was quite expensive. My health was not good either as I had high blood pressure, tachycardia plus my cholesterol was on the borderline of high. I then decided that I need to do something for my health and well-being.
Sunita was introduced to BetterPoints by a member of staff at her local GP surgery.
She frequently uses the ‘browse and book’ feature of the app. The activity finder has found a local Yoga class in Heston that she now attends on a weekly basis.
"What I also like is how the app can keep track of my daily activities too like walking. This motivates me more, as the more exercise I do the more points I collect. The BetterPoints incentive is really good. I’ve recently redeemed my points for £25 worth of Love2Shop gift cards.
Since I have attended yoga classes my health has improved so much. I no longer have poor posture; my blood pressure has gone back to normal. I was even told by my GP nurse that the likelihood of me having a heart attack is now very low.
I have more energy than before; I have a better idea of how to deal with stressful situations and relax myself by meditating and doing the breathing exercises I’ve learned in the class.
I have more energy now and feel so good. The Yoga classes are for all levels and it's the best decision I have made for my health and well-being.” – Sunita from Heston
More information on 'browse and book'
BetterPoints is working in partnership with IMIN to deliver bookable activities in Hounslow. It is is an innovative new approach called 'OpenActive' to make physical activities searchable and rewardable within the BetterPoints Hounslow challenge.
Many browse and book activities are free, and there is a great selection to choose from locally using the activity finder.
If you are a local activity provider to get your activities listed in the programme, and automatically visible across other platforms click here!
Be a Move More Hero and win 25,000 BetterPoints like Sunita
Tell us your story of how you have become more active since using the app to be in with a chance of winning.
Hit the play button ▶️ and complete the Move More Survey, explain in your own words how the BetterPoints Hounslow challenge has made a difference to your healthy habits, lifestyle and those around you. We will pick one winner each month to share their success and photo with fellow app users.
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To join BetterPoints Hounslow simply download the free BetterPoints app via the buttons or QR below and tap Challenges to get started.