Corporate Wellness Resources

Specific guides about how to run a step challenge, different types of activity challenges, and ways to get the most out of your corporate wellness program.

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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…

How to Manage Your Wellness Program

Like any other company initiative, the Wellness Program can take on a life of its own, requiring a significant portion of your time to administer.   At Walker Tracker, we’ve found that the most successful programs involve detailed planning,…
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Email lapsed or active walkers - new feature for admins

One of the most important tools we offer is the ability for an organization's wellness advocate to communicate with employees. For this reason, Walker Tracker's 'Email walkers' feature is one of our most popular features. It lets you send pretty,…
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Introducing Pacer Rabbit

As I mentioned on Facebook yesterday, we hired a Pacer Rabbit. He's a mix between Peter Rabbit and the White Rabbit. He's a spry, high-stepping fellow that will help set the pace of your walking competitions. He shows up on the first day…
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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…
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Incredible grant for Portland Metro non-profits

Speaking of grants that have crossed our desks lately, if you have 501c3 status and operate in the Portland metro area, this is a fantastic, yearly grant. Nike and The Oregon Community Foundation are seeking proposals (deadline Nov 15th) for…

ROI for Company Walking Programs

Corporate HR Administrators often ask us about the Return on Investment (ROI) on walking programs. Here are a few great links that we send them. Calculating ROI can be challenging, since you're measuring program participation and costs, absenteeism,…
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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: Building evidence to prevent childhood obesity

From time to time I'm going to post information about grants that are related to obesity, children and schools, and walking and physical activity. In most cases, this would not be something we'd seek ourselves (we're not a non-profit), but I…
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Want a short domain? walkz.org for corporate walking programs

We have a new, nifty domain if you want a shorter, .org domain for your walking program. Plus, I like that it 'verbs' what we do here: myCompany.walkz.org! Check it out in our Custom Walking Program page.