Health & Corporate Wellness

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

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…

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…
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Wellness Programs provide big ROI - says Harvard Business Review study

A 2010 Harvard Business Review Article had some astounding things to say about  the 'hard return' of wellness programs. Their conclusion? Wellness program provide a terrific return on investment. "...a comprehensive, strategically designed…

Health and Wellness grants from Rite Aid

Grants for non-profit organizations in the communities that Rite Aid serves from the Rite Aid Foundation. The next deadline is April 1st: Learn more about the wellness grant here

Grant Alert: Aetna Foundation grant to power your city walking program?

This seems like a great grant for cities as well as schools - Aetna Foundation is giving grants between 5k to 250k to fight obesity in adults and children. From their website, a couple of example grant areas (projects or studies) they might…

How Subtle Changes (and a little patience) Can Bring Dramatic Results

When I first started working for Walker Tracker, I have to admit, I thought it was a little silly that people actually used the site as a means to motivate themselves to walk more. Then I started to do research. I realized that the use of corporate…