Magi joined Get Active in Ebbsfleet in March 2018. At the time she was very inactive, did no form of exercise and used to use the car 5 days a week.

Here is what she said about how using the BetterPoints app and joining Get Active in Ebbsfleet changed all that:

“Now we walk to school every day, and only use the car once a week for food shopping. I now have a regular exercise routine and have saved money. The journey is just under 3 miles which takes around 45 mins. So every day I’m walking almost 12 miles.

How has the app motivated you in lockdown when your walk to school stopped?

I just made it my mission to stay active, the weight started to creep back on. I started going out three times a day to make sure I was still earning my BetterPoints.  I’ve managed to lose the lockdown weight in 4 weeks and back to where I want to be.

What I enjoy about the app is collecting the points and tickets, and seeing how many miles I’ve covered. I really enjoy the mix of challenges and innovative ways to motivate me to get outside. Especially the recent Postcard and Autumn Trees challenges – it gives you something to strive for.

I then asked Magi what health benefits has she noticed now she is more active:

I’ve lost 3 stone in total since I joined the challenge, the weight has come off nice and steadily. I feel brilliant! Plus, as an asthmatic I’ve got much better lung functionality now. I’m not using my inhalers all day every day, and I feel physically fitter.” – Magi from Castle Hill

Big thanks to Magi 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. She has been picked to be our ‘Ditch the Car Star’ for October.

The colder months are tough to stay motivated and be active. We want to share more great user stories like Magi’s, so we are offering you a chance to shine and win 25,000 BetterPoints too.

Complete our Ditch the Car Star Survey in your activities area to take part. Blow your trumpet and tell us how you’re choosing more active travel over using the car.

We will pick the best stories to share with fellow ‘Get Active in Ebbsfleet’ users and we will get in touch for a photo.

So visit your app today and take the Ditch the Car Star Survey if you haven’t already!

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