Health & Corporate Wellness

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

New study shows: Walking lowers breast cancer risk

As do other physical activities, it was determined in  a new study of over 73,000 women. In fact, walkers lowered their  risk of cancer by 14%, and more frequent exercisers lowered their cancer risks by up to 25%. Great news - Read more…

Walk Happy

If you have 20 minutes today to do something great for yourself, take a walk! It's those first 20 minutes of exercise that can reduce your risk of disease, prolong your life, and improve your mood. If Monday seems to drag on, head outside and…

"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…