Destination Walking

Now, I know that walking can be redundant and can get old pretty quick especially if you're walking in a circle around a track or the same ol' route everyday throughout your neighborhood. These routes can be helpful for you to know the distance…

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…

Walker Tracker & the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability

Many of you have probably heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability, which has been given -- rightfully -- a huge amount of press coverage. Good news: Walker Tracker is not affected. Because we care very much about security we thought we'd post…
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Pedometer report of the day

Currently I'm wearing four pedometers  (testing, you know, wink wink). In today's parlance, they call these nifty things 'wearable devices'. Here's today's report, from an abnormally active day. My activities: One 24 minute run Two ~40…

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…
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What to tell your boss (about wellness)

“Wellness program success depends on executive sponsorship”. It’s probably the most common refrain uttered by corporate wellness consultants, (including Walker Tracker). Clearly, this isn’t news to anyone. Yet, in the hundreds of programs…

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…