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?

Rite Aid Health and Wellness Grants

Another great grant money opportunity for schools and non-profits looking to help communities foster healthier and happier lives in areas where Rite Aid operates.  The Rite Aid Foundation is looking to fund programs promoting health and…

Healthy School Environments Action Learning Collaborative Grants

The Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a grant to support schools in low-income income areas to adopt the USDA's Healthier US School Challenge.  Five grants of $5000 will be available to public schools with a low-income…

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…

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…

Whistle, no STEP while you work!

Here at Walker Tracker, we are great advocates for building activity, especially walking, into your daily life.  Can you just imagine the Walker Tracker team walking on treadmills while we’re setting up your competitions and managing the site? …

Exercise: Get a new brain.

I'll leave it to you to puzzle through the article's abstract, accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroscience, but I think the title says it fairly aptly: Little Exercise, Big Effects: Reversing Aging and Infection-Induced Memory Deficits,…

Sore muscles? Lets clear up this "lactic acid" misconception

On June 22, our paper, the Oregonian, printed a great article on muscle soreness.  I was excited to see this information being put out to the masses, because there is a huge misconception about “lactic acid” and post workout soreness. The…

The trouble with sitting (spoiler: it's killing you)

Medical Billing and Coding produced this incredible, and incredibly compelling infographic on the harms of sitting. Yes, sitting. I'll be getting up and walking around my desk now... Via: Medical Billing And Coding

Live three minutes longer for every minute you walk

Have I posted this before? These are the calculations of Alan Durning whose family spent a year of living without a car. From Car-less living can add years to your life: "Just so, walking doesn’t consume time, for different reasons. In…