Walk With Purpose

There always seems to be a walk for something. Walk for Breast Cancer, Walk for Alzheimers, Walk for MS and so on. I do not think I know one person who hasn't been affected by a disease somewhere in their lives. Personally, Alzheimers hit close…

7 Steps to Happy Walking Feet

You may have heard this time and time again but I am here to stress it once more, GET GOOD WALKING/RUNNING SHOES! Do you think pro football players use equipment from a second hand shop or helmets that are four years old? Do you think that Lance…

Tips, Tricks and Benefits to Exercising with a Pal

Partnership is an important aspect not only in the workplace and home but also when it comes to exercise. It is a known fact that 60% of people prefer to workout on their own but there is still that 35-40% who like the idea of collaboration.…
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Health and activity grants for Portland-area schools and non-profits

Here's a great grant opportunity for Portland Metro schools. Nike is awarding at least $550,000 to Portland-area non-profits and schools. Grants are between $5,000 and $20,000, in the following areas: Environment: Creating or improving places…

Be more creative - take a walk

Via the NYT: Exercise has long been linked anecdotally to creativity. For millenniums, writers and artists have said that they develop their best ideas during a walk, although some of us also do our best procrastinating then. But little science…

Go Red for Women on February 7th

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Here at Walker Tracker we support the American Heart Association's efforts to raise awareness in the fight against heart…

Squats - a new form of currency?

Imagine if physical activity were the exchange for goods and services.  We would be one fit species! Want a coffee?  10 pushups.   Need a bus/train ticket?  30 squats.  Supersize that order of fries? 50 Burpees.  (What is a burpee?) In…

New Study Shows: Walk faster, live longer

A new study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that the intensity of the pace of our walk matters just as much as the amount of walking we do. The study focused on longevity amongst 38,981 participants that walked daily. Walkers…

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…