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…

"We are built to walk" - Gretchen Reynolds talks about the latest science on exercise

I really enjoyed NYT writer Gretchen Reynolds interview about her book "The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer", with Dr. Naimon in his Healthwatch Podcast (listen here or subscribe…

Walking Back to Happiness

"The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose." -Charles Dickens During a huge life change, which was causing stress, which was in turn causing…

June Featured Admin from Kathmandu

We have walkers all over the world! This month I wanted to highlight an international program.  Not only is their program administrator inspiring and encouraging them to walk, but they also had a really fun and motivating goal in this last…

New Feature: Our Answer to the HRA

Our clients have asked for a tool to measure the attitudes and habits of their employee population without going through a full-blown Health-Risk Assessment,. We thought this was a great idea. We’ve just launched Questions. Questions gives…

Which is better: Walking or Running?

These are the two most popular forms of exercise in the United States. Which one wins? A couple of new studies show that it depends. Controlling weight? Running wins Heart disease? Walking wins this one. “It bears repeating that either walking…