write letter

One step ahead of stress - A letter to Walker Tracker

We recently received a letter from a participant that moved us more than words can express. Colleen and her family have been through the toughest of times and we were so happy to hear that her community walking program helped cope with the stress.…
Picnic

Admin of the Month: PrairieLand Partners, Inc.

Jeanine from PrairieLand Partners, Inc. is one of our stellar program administrators. We're always eager to read the next E-mail to her walkers, which include great tips, fun photos, program statistics as well as a personal touch. Her competitions have…
hike

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…

Stumbling doesn't equal Falling and Falling doesn't equal Defeat

So, a new year has begun and we’re already halfway into the first month. Can you believe it? I would like to sit here and be able to say that I am not a New Years Resolution sort of gal but I am. Sometimes you need a designated date to say,…

6 Ways to Stay Warm (and Fit!) this Winter

If Penguin Huddling is not an option for you.... Try moving. It's simple and everyone can do some form of it.  Here are some quick ways to get the blood pumping and reap the benefits of being active. AT THE OFFICE: You may already have some…
the office

Nice vs Mean: Managerial styles and employee health

There's a fascinating article at the Harvard Business Review that ties together a number of studies on the efficacy of being a nice boss versus a stern, removed one. Despite many changes in how businesses are run in the 21st century, the…
tracking device
,

Why counting counts

What’s all this tracking business, anyway? Everyone seems to be hopping on the bandwagon to get the brand new fitness devices. In 2014, interest in purchasing wearable fitness devices quadrupled (according to a CEA Study). There seems to be…

The many gifts of giving

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill. This time of year it can be easy to get caught up in the what you might get or what you need to get for others but it is also a great time of year…

Holiday Potlucks and Parties: How to be Nice and not Naughty

It's the most fattening time of the year. Oh yes people, you know it, I know it and if you're not careful your thighs and belly will know it too. It has been studied that people who gain weight during the holiday season do not tend to…

Maintain, Don't Gain! Holiday tricks to try

Depending on where you look, studies state that most Americans gain 2-5 pounds during the holidays.  So, what’s the big deal? Well, most of us don’t lose that weight in the months to come. The foods high in sugar and unhealthy fats, and…