Health & Corporate Wellness

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

Grant alert: 1.5 million - Active Living Research

Here's a doozy: 1.5 million for "Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity" from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation. Multiple recipients will be awarded. "...call for proposals will support opportunistic, time-sensitive studies on emerging…

Grant alert: Active Healthy Living Program Grants

Family-oriented grants from the Coca-Cola foundation for programs in Texas, California and New York: The Coca-Cola Foundation is accepting proposals for the Active Healthy Living Program. Programs must address nutrition and physical activity…

What does exercise *really* do for your body?

Great article in the NY Times about the real, physiological effects of exercise on your body  which, while everybody knows exercise is good for you, has been poorly understood by science. During the experiment, scientists actually saw how much…
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How important are good pedometers to your walking program?

I recently received this email: My pedometer is HIGHLY inaccurate. Last night I walked for an hour covering about 3 miles and the pedometer recorded about 300 steps. I've tried positioning it different ways and it's no good. I walked down the…

Grant alert: Utah - up to $100k available for health & active lifestyle programs

Here's another great looking grant. Humana – Communities Benefit Grant (Utah) The Communities Benefit Grant is focused on improving health experiences or building healthy communities in the areas of childhood health and education, family wellness…

Does Corn Syrup equal Obesity?

According to a new study out of Princeton, rats who have access to high fructose corn syrup become obese. No surprise, right? But this is compared to rats who consumed equal caloric amounts of table sugar. Those rats fared fine. "This creates…

Health Supplements beautifully visualized

We do a lot of data visualization here on Walker Tracker, not the least of which is using maps to visualize data (oops! Not yet announced!). For this reason, I really love the work of David McCandless on informationisbeautiful.net. He takes…
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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…