Happy National Walking Day!

What a great day. Here in Portland it genuinely feels like spring. I think I'll go take a walk right now. Hope to see you out there!  

Featured Admin - April

This month I selected a really dedicated and involved admin – I’m talking weekly, sometimes bi-weekly, communications to her walkers with encouraging words, wellness information and congratulations to participants who excel in the program. …

The Eyes Have It

Last week I had a chance to attend the Reservation Economic Summit, a trade show put on by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. While the central theme of the show was to promote business activity and Native American…

Admin of the Month - Aimee McCarthy

Behind every successful walking program is a superstar administrator.  This month I am happy to introduce the “Walker Tracker Administrator of the Month” to our blog.  This prestigious award is given to program admins that go above and beyond…

Measuring Results of Your Activity Program

As a wellness program vendor, we often find ourselves talking to clients about the positive ROI that activity-based programs can have. Program benefits include reduced absenteeism and presenteeism, fewer hospital visits, and reduction in the…
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US Embassy Walking Challenge

Sometimes a client truly delights us with their programs. Today, during our all program’s meeting, we were all tickled by the competition currently running between the US Embassy in Katmandu and the US Embassy in Warsaw. The two embassies are…
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How to Manage Your Wellness Program

Like any other company initiative, the Wellness Program can take on a life of its own, requiring a significant portion of your time to administer.   At Walker Tracker, we’ve found that the most successful programs involve detailed planning,…

Fighting the flu and boosting immunity: exercise, natural methods and more

The flu appears to be on everybody's mind (or in the body...). Here are a few more tips to help ward off this season's epidemic. Exercise boosts flu shot efficacy: We already know that fitter people tend to have better immune systems and…

Health Gadgets and Goodies at Consumer Electronics Show

Can tech help health? Yes! There's a groundswell of gadgets and goodies coming to the market, showing how quickly this segment is developing. I particularly love the companies focused on helping kids develop healthy habits, though I think I…

By now, we all should know that exercise makes us smarter

But do we stay smart if we stop exercising? i.e.: What happens to your brain if you fail to keep those New Year's resolutions? This question was tackled by researches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and the University of Sao…