Entries by Taylor

Featured Admin – April

This month I selected a really dedicated and involved admin – I’m talking weekly, sometimes bi-weekly, communications to her walkers with encouraging words, wellness information and congratulations to participants who excel in the program.  Not only has she inspired her walkers to be active but she has also given me many of the ideas I […]

Admin of the Month – Aimee McCarthy

Behind every successful walking program is a superstar administrator.  This month I am happy to introduce the “Walker Tracker Administrator of the Month” to our blog.  This prestigious award is given to program admins that go above and beyond for the success of their walking program. Below is an interview with Aimee McCarthy from Canon […]

Upgrades to the activity converter

We love to hear from you walkers about ways to improve Walker Tracker.   This suggestion just couldn’t be ignored, so I thought I’d share! “The activity converter on the Walking Tracker site is good but I have found it leaves out a few activities. I am proposing some alternate activities and conversions that may […]

Another reason to move more: the American workplace!

How many of you are making an extra effort to exercise daily? If you can honestly answer “me!”, then great job!  For most people this is not the case.  After much media attention, most Americans understand that we have an obesity problem.  Usually, poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle are the first to be […]

Step it up America! Disconnect and get moving!

In the time it takes you to watch another sitcom re-run, surf the Internet, or play Angry Birds on your phone you could get your daily dose of exercise in.  Instead of plugging in or tuning out, take a 30-minute walk!  You’ll feel great and improve your health. Based on a study published in The […]

The single best thing we can do for our health

I will give you a few hints: It only takes 30 minutes a day. It reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and the list goes on… It lowers anxiety and depression. It improves your mood and fights fatigue. It gives us the biggest return on investment, both time and money. It improves […]

Going the Distance

We like to share with you when one of our walking programs does something outstanding.  Recently a program in Freetown, Sierra Leone went above and beyond to improve the experience for their walkers.  They drove the route from Conakry, Guinea to Freetown to snap pictures first hand.  We then used these photos in map pins […]

A new look at broccoli

Having trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies?  Perhaps the “Brocco” is just what the doctor ordered.  After extensive research at Walker Tracker HQ, I came across this video.  Mouth watering, isn’t it?

Children’s Health and Wellness Grant

BABW (Build-a-Bear Workshop) Bear Hugs Foundation’s aim is to help programs that are working for kid’s health. These grants are funded through the sale of the Champ bear, one dollar from every sale is donated to children’s  health and wellness throughout the United States and Canada. They are accepting children’s health and wellness grant requests […]

Albertsons Health and Nutrition Grants!

Calling all non-profits with 501(c)3 status and schools!  Alberstons is supporting programs that support health.  The three main areas of focus are hunger relief, dietary health, and nutrition education. Wellness and health promotion, disease prevention, and health education organizations/programs may be eligible. Grant awards vary.  Deadline: Rolling Find out more here: http://www.albertsons.com/about/community.jsp