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…

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…

Keeping the mind sharp into age

There's a great article at the New York Times today called A Sharper Mind, Middle Age and Beyond which details a massive study on cognitive function and aging, called Midus. One of the largest take-aways from the study, is how much better…

Step it up America! Disconnect and get moving!

In the time it takes you to watch another sitcom re-run, surf the Internet, or play Angry Birds on your phone you could get your daily dose of exercise in.  Instead of plugging in or tuning out, take a 30-minute walk!  You’ll feel great and…

Announcing a new website - more to come!

In 2011 we contracted with the design firm Morange Design to help us build a world-class new brand and User Interface. Today we're very excited to unveil the first part of that work, our new corporate website. We couldn't be happier with it. In…

The single best thing we can do for our health

I will give you a few hints: It only takes 30 minutes a day. It reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and the list goes on… It lowers anxiety and depression. It improves your mood and fights fatigue. It gives…

Walker Tracker profiled on Oregonlive

On Oregonlive, there's a nice story on us: Walker Tracker, a Northeast Portland software start-up, measures its considerable progress (yikes, and a picture of -most- of our team!). The article was written by Rebecca Koffman who came and interviewed…