Health & Corporate Wellness

Health and wellness advice about nutrition, mindfulness, and, of course, activity challenges from Walker Tracker’s team and community contributors.

"We are built to walk" - Gretchen Reynolds talks about the latest science on exercise

I really enjoyed NYT writer Gretchen Reynolds interview about her book "The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer", with Dr. Naimon in his Healthwatch Podcast (listen here or subscribe…

Walking Back to Happiness

"The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose." -Charles Dickens During a huge life change, which was causing stress, which was in turn causing…

Which is better: Walking or Running?

These are the two most popular forms of exercise in the United States. Which one wins? A couple of new studies show that it depends. Controlling weight? Running wins Heart disease? Walking wins this one. “It bears repeating that either walking…
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Are wellness programs effective?

A new study indicates: Yes! You're here, and so you already know this! In a study of 7,804 employees, findings indicated that there were significant drops in health risks among  high-risk employees. And that risk alleviation is going to have…

Fighting the flu and boosting immunity: exercise, natural methods and more

The flu appears to be on everybody's mind (or in the body...). Here are a few more tips to help ward off this season's epidemic. Exercise boosts flu shot efficacy: We already know that fitter people tend to have better immune systems and…

Health Gadgets and Goodies at Consumer Electronics Show

Can tech help health? Yes! There's a groundswell of gadgets and goodies coming to the market, showing how quickly this segment is developing. I particularly love the companies focused on helping kids develop healthy habits, though I think I…

By now, we all should know that exercise makes us smarter

But do we stay smart if we stop exercising? i.e.: What happens to your brain if you fail to keep those New Year's resolutions? This question was tackled by researches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and the University of Sao…

To Employers – Healthcare reform is up to you

No matter your view on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or “ObamaCare"), there’s no denying that it’s here to stay.   The November election and Supreme Court decision this past summer solidified the Act – it’s now…

Vermont Beats Out Other 49 States, Again…

Oh, Vermont. Everybody says you’re so pretty, that your forests are so lush and dense, that your produce is so local, that your people are so friendly and . . . well, healthy. For the sixth year in a row, Vermont, you’ve ranked first in the…

Wireless pedometer impressions

I've gone the ultra-geeky route over the last couple of months and worn three pedometers at once. Certainly by no means a record for me, but a pretty large number to wear at once all the same. Two of these pedometers happens to be wireless.…