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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…

You asked for better weekly stats

Our programing elves have been hard at work… We’re always improving the Walker Tracker program, and we always love to hear ways that we can make Walker Tracker better for you. Over the last year, many of our clients have requested regular…

To Employers – Healthcare reform is up to you

No matter your view on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or “ObamaCare"), there’s no denying that it’s here to stay.   The November election and Supreme Court decision this past summer solidified the Act – it’s now…

Vermont Beats Out Other 49 States, Again…

Oh, Vermont. Everybody says you’re so pretty, that your forests are so lush and dense, that your produce is so local, that your people are so friendly and . . . well, healthy. For the sixth year in a row, Vermont, you’ve ranked first in the…
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Wireless pedometer impressions

I've gone the ultra-geeky route over the last couple of months and worn three pedometers at once. Certainly by no means a record for me, but a pretty large number to wear at once all the same. Two of these pedometers happens to be wireless.…

Portlanders: Help sponsor a great magazine about low-car life

Michael Anderson, the publisher of Portland Afoot, is running a Kickstarter campaign to make Portland Afoot free, and an App for your phone. Portland Afoot provides quality journalism on the ins and outs of having a car-lite life here in Portland,…