Walking

Our program admins know best – Interview with Health Solutions

Walker Tracker programs are most successful when they are backed by an excellent admin. Our stellar admins are continuously challenging their group and actively communicating to their group engaged. One of these wellness champs is admin Dawn…

The dangers of all things…. PUMPKIN!

It’s that time of year – pumpkin spice this, pumpkin bread that. I did a little investigating. Below are two of the most popular pumpkin items this time of year and how to make it healthier.   The number 1 offender: The Pumpkin…
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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…

A Wellness Champion at 72!

Watch out everyone, Lola might just lap you.  Averaging 9,000 steps/day and motivating her colleagues along the way, she is a force to be reckoned with! Let me take a step back and introduce you all to the Para La Naturaleza Walker Tracker…

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.…
walking

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…
Music

Movin' and Groovin'

Every morning when my fiance and I get up to go workout (4:30AM ouch!), we walk into a gym that is blaring some sort of techno, electronica or hip hop. Although I usually cringe at the music and quickly shove my headphones in to listen to my…

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…