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…

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…

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…

Happy Halloween!

Last night we migrated to a new mapping provider. In case those of you currently walking the Transylvanian Trek wondered why your maps began to look awfully...dark and uh...with maybe blood-red seas, it's because we altered them for Halloween…

New study shows: Walking lowers breast cancer risk

As do other physical activities, it was determined in  a new study of over 73,000 women. In fact, walkers lowered their  risk of cancer by 14%, and more frequent exercisers lowered their cancer risks by up to 25%. Great news - Read more…

Walk Happy

If you have 20 minutes today to do something great for yourself, take a walk! It's those first 20 minutes of exercise that can reduce your risk of disease, prolong your life, and improve your mood. If Monday seems to drag on, head outside and…