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,…

Upgrades to the activity converter

We love to hear from you walkers about ways to improve Walker Tracker.   This suggestion just couldn’t be ignored, so I thought I’d share! “The activity converter on the Walking Tracker site is good but I have found it leaves out a few…

Humans are born to stroll

"If people want to be healthier and prolong their life span, all they really need to do is go for a walk. It’s the single easiest thing anyone can do." - Gretchen Reynolds, Author of The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We…
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Another reason to move more: the American workplace!

How many of you are making an extra effort to exercise daily? If you can honestly answer "me!", then great job!  For most people this is not the case.  After much media attention, most Americans understand that we have an obesity problem. …

Hiring: Support person for Walker Tracker

Walker Tracker is growing, and we’re looking for somebody to grow with us. We have an immediate need for a customer support person in Portland, Oregon who can jump into our programs and hit the ground running. This position is half analytical…