Why health promotion needs a Candy Crush


Being a bit of a TV series bingewatcher, with a liking for ale and pies, I’m the ideal candidate for a bit of nagging (sorry, ‘behaviour change motivation’) from my GP on lifestyle risk factors. 

I’m reasonably health-literate, as they say, but there’s a yawning gap between knowing what’s good for you and actually doing something about it. 

In recent times, I’ve been making a bit of progress thanks to my partner challenging me with a smartphone step-counting app. 

We now have a daily step