An incredible 20,000 Wolverhampton residents have now signed up for an exclusive programme which will see them rewarded for making healthier choices.

The city is proud to be piloting the Better Health: Rewards scheme, designed to test whether offering adults rewards and incentives can help them eat better and increase their physical activity levels.

More than 20,000 residents have now signed up, and people aged 18 or over who haven’t yet are being urged to do so Friday 31 March, 2023 so they don’t miss out on the chance to earn rewards.

Thousands of free fitness trackers have been sent out to participants and many residents are already claiming their rewards and spending them with major retailers like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Argos and M&S, or swapping them for passes to gyms and leisure centres across Wolverhampton including the council's WV Active leisure centres, free cinema tickets or money off fantastic family days out.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "It’s great that so many people have already signed up to be part of the Better Health: Rewards pilot, which is exclusively available to residents in Wolverhampton.

“To get started, all you need to do is download the free Better Health: Rewards app, available from the AppStore or Google Play, and sync it to your fitness tracker. If you haven’t got a tracker, you can order one for free. It will be delivered to your door and is yours to keep.

“Once the app is set up, it will generate personalised health goals for you to tackle, from increasing your step count to eating more fruit and vegetables – and you’ll be able to earn points for completing each of these challenges.

“So, if you haven’t yet signed up, do so today so you don’t miss out on the chance to earn rewards. 

“Remember, it’s free, you can earn at least £40 worth of rewards and we’ll even send you a free fitness tracker if you need one.”

For more information, please visit Better Health: Rewards. People can also find out more by calling into the Better Health: Rewards Hub in Queen Square, Wolverhampton, or by catching up with the Better Health: Rewards Bus which will be at Ormiston SWBA Academy today (Thursday) from 9.30am to 2pm, Wednesfield Market tomorrow (Friday) from 8.30am to 2pm, and Tesco Express, Birches Barn Road, on Saturday from 8am to 2pm.