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Activity Challenges and Incentives

We ran a team challenge this winter, partly to test a new way to drive participation, and partly because, well, that's just what we do around here. Previous internal challenges had varying levels of participation and success - some were…
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Pedometer report of the day

Currently I'm wearing four pedometers  (testing, you know, wink wink). In today's parlance, they call these nifty things 'wearable devices'. Here's today's report, from an abnormally active day. My activities: One 24 minute run Two ~40…
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What to tell your boss (about wellness)

“Wellness program success depends on executive sponsorship”. It’s probably the most common refrain uttered by corporate wellness consultants, (including Walker Tracker). Clearly, this isn’t news to anyone. Yet, in the hundreds of programs…
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How to Manage Your Wellness Program

Like any other company initiative, the Wellness Program can take on a life of its own, requiring a significant portion of your time to administer.   At Walker Tracker, we’ve found that the most successful programs involve detailed planning,…
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ROI for Company Walking Programs

Corporate HR Administrators often ask us about the Return on Investment (ROI) on walking programs. Here are a few great links that we send them. Calculating ROI can be challenging, since you're measuring program participation and costs, absenteeism,…
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Obama calls for corporate wellness programs

President Obama met with health related companies yesterday to, among other things, urge them to create and enable wellness programs at the corporate level. A White House fact sheet said: "As a result of many successful programs at businesses…
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Using Walker Tracker for your organization's wellness program

Of course - the best solution for running a wellness program with your organization is to get a Walker Tracker Private Level. However, it's certainly possible to run a successful walking program for your organization using the Walker Tracker…