Health & Corporate Wellness

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

WOOP Goals

WOOP your goals into reality

There is far more to achieving your goals than mere positive thinking. Research has shown that only having positive fantasies of your goal makes you feel like you have already put in part of the work and you are less likely to achieve it. Reworking…
Take A Break

Taking a break is not giving up - it gives back!

We all need to rest at some point. Taking a break from your work, walking competition or committed hobby will help you feel more relaxed, refreshed and healthy. An Oxford Economics (2014) study showed that only 58% of U.S. employees take…

7 Healthy Thanksgiving Alternatives

However you observe it, Thanksgiving is typically a time of year where family and friends get together to enjoy each other’s company. For some it’s also a time where we give thanks and reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives. If…
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Get Moving at Work - for employees & benefits managers

It is estimated that only one in five Americans achieves a relatively high level of physical activity at work1. Many of us are aware that it would be beneficial to incorporate more fitness into our work day, yet, where to start? A knowledgeable…
winter

10 ways: stay active in less than ideal weather

As a native Oregonian, I am no stranger to long bouts of rain and months without seeing the sun (slight sarcasm, but really, it’s pretty gray here!). So, I get it. When it’s cold and rainy (or snowy/icy/wet) outside, it’s hard to get…

Photos of 2,000 calorie meals

The New York Times has an incredible  piece called "What 2,000 Calories Looks Like" where they compare 2,000 calorie meals across restaurants, and then pit those against home-cooked meals. The results are not going to be a surprise to anyone.…
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A Step Up in Heart Health

It's always great to hear success stories coming from our programs! It's amazing how taking a walk and getting active can change someone's life and inspire others. Our collaboration with Hadassah in their Every Beat Counts campaign is motivating…

Honesty and Accuracy

We are asked all the time from program leaders, “how do you prevent people from cheating?” We have a number of ways to promote honestly recording steps and discourage cheating. But it all comes down to you, the individual. I recently…

Activity Challenges and Incentives

We ran a team challenge this winter, partly to test a new way to drive participation, and partly because, well, that's just what we do around here. Previous internal challenges had varying levels of participation and success - some were…
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Take it outside!

When the sun is bright and the air is cool and crisp, days practically beg for exercise: a long walk, an invigorating run, a bike ride on a new path. Yet when you’re in the depths of Winter and the snow is piled high, the rain is incessant…