More than 15,000 Wolverhampton residents have now signed up for an exclusive programme which will see them rewarded for making healthier choices.

The city has been selected to pilot the Better Health: Rewards scheme, designed to test whether offering rewards and incentives can help adults to eat better and increase their physical activity levels.

Already, over 15,000 residents have signed up, and people aged 18 or over who haven’t yet, are being urged to do so by 31 March, 2023.

To get started, people should download the free Better Health: Rewards app, available from the AppStore or Google Play, and sync it to their fitness tracker. Alternatively, people can order a free tracker which will be delivered to their door.

The app will generate personalised health goals for every participant – such as increasing their step count or eating more fruit and vegetables – with people able to earn points for completing these challenges.

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 incredible that more than 15,000 people have already signed up to the Better Health: Rewards pilot, which is exclusively available to residents in Wolverhampton, and will be earning some fantastic rewards over the next few months.

"If you haven't yet signed up, and you are over 18 and live in Wolverhampton, then there's still time to do so, because you have until the end of March to register. Remember, it’s free, and you can earn at least £40 worth of rewards. We’ll even send you a free fitness tracker if you need one.

"All you need to do is download the Better Health: Rewards app from your app store, register your details and order your free fitness tracker if needed, and very soon you'll be taking personalised challenges, collecting points and earning rewards."

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 Showell Circus, Low Hill, from 8am to 1pm on Friday and at Co-op, Kempthorne Avenue, Low Hill on Saturday morning.