On your March, Goal Set – Go!
A new FREE online tool, designed to support people to set and achieve realistic health goals, has been launched today by Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco, as part of their National Charity Partnership.
The Let’s Do This Goal Setter tool, which can be accessed from a computer, a tablet or a mobile phone, contains a bank of healthy recipes (endorsed by Diabetes UK and the BHF), achievable fitness tips and health-related inspirations.
The Let’s Do This Goal Setter tool was developed with the help of women from areas across the UK. It allows users to:
- Set and track the progress of their health-related goals.
- Choose what they want to do and when they want to do it
- Schedule activities into their calendars.
- Get reminder texts or emails to help keep them motivated
All those who helped shape the development of the tool are from areas that have high prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, high mortality rates from heart disease, high levels of obesity and low levels of physical activity.
Babs Evans, Head of Prevention at the National Charity Partnership said:
“The women that helped us to create the Let’s Do This Goal Setter, explained how they were constantly inundated with health messages that dictated what they should and shouldn’t eat.
“They wanted something free and easy to use, with friendly motivations that encouraged them to set achievable health and fitness goals. We listened carefully to their concerns, and created a tool that was true to their wants and needs.
“The launch of the Let’s Do This Goal Setter highlights the Partnership’s commitment to reducing the UK’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease, through encouraging people to eat better and to become more active.”
The Let’s Do This Goal Setter can be accessed at www.lets-dothis.org.uk/goals, which forms part of the Partnership’s UK-wide ‘Let’s Do this Campaign’.
Launched in January, the campaign was designed to inspire women aged 20-45, and their families, to set achievable lifestyle goals to boost their health and wellbeing.