Walker Tracker News

News and announcements about Walker Tracker’s team, step counter app, community step challenges, and company progress.

Walker Tracker the Game: Introducing Levels & Points

In many ways, Walker Tracker is already a game. You play yourself, using statistics and charts to achieve a better average, walk more and game yourself into better physical shape. You compete with others in Walker Tracker Competitions However,…
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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.

Cost effective ways to promote physical exercise in adults?

There's an intriguing new study out of Australia (University of Queensland) this week. They studied six types of interventions to encourage physical activity in adults, the two most cost-effective were: pedometers mass media campaigns The…

June links roundup

moderate activity guidelines, and it even projects a step count for you! All you have to do is put in an address or intersection starting point and destination, and select 'walking' from the drop-down menu ('By car' is the default, and 'public…
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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…

Walker Tracker on Twitter

Hooray! We're on Twitter: http://twitter.com/walkertracker Stop on by and say hi. Ben

Taking the long way home, or The pedometer incentive

"The garage next to mine is empty," volunteered my apartment manager the other day. "If you want to switch to it, it's a lot closer to your back door. It'd be easier with the kids." It's true. It is closer. About 25 (I just ran out and checked)…

Walking to school

In Lecco, Italy, less than a hundred miles from Milan, the town has made a commitment to give up schoolbuses and encourage children to walk to school. The New York Times ran a fascinating article on the walking program, called "piedibus,"…

100 steps a minute is the new 10,000 steps a day

St. Patrick's Day saw the release of a fascinating pedometer-based study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. A small group of researchers was interested in translating the public health recommendation that all Americans should…

Tracking my walks

The sky is gray with strips of frothy sunset. The waves are being sucked back down the sand, every lash onto the beach falling lower than the one before it. I don't know what's in front of us, and the mystery pulls me forward, every step a comforting…