Children’s Health and Wellness Grant

BABW (Build-a-Bear Workshop) Bear Hugs Foundation's aim is to help programs that are working for kid's health. These grants are funded through the sale of the Champ bear, one dollar from every sale is donated to children's  health and wellness…

Albertsons Health and Nutrition Grants!

Calling all non-profits with 501(c)3 status and schools!  Alberstons is supporting programs that support health.  The three main areas of focus are hunger relief, dietary health, and nutrition education. Wellness and health promotion, disease…

Step while you work!

Here at Walker Tracker, we are great advocates for building activity, especially walking, into your daily life.  Can you just imagine the Walker Tracker team walking on treadmills while we're setting up your competitions and managing the site? …

Exercise: Get a new brain.

I'll leave it to you to puzzle through the article's abstract, accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroscience, but I think the title says it fairly aptly: Little Exercise, Big Effects: Reversing Aging and Infection-Induced Memory Deficits,…

Sore muscles? Lets clear up this "lactic acid" misconception

On June 22, our paper, the Oregonian, printed a great article on muscle soreness.  I was excited to see this information being put out to the masses, because there is a huge misconception about “lactic acid” and post workout soreness. The…

On tracking Custom Registration Data

A lot of our programs need to be able to track extra data upon registration. Everything from 'What T-Shirt size do you wear?' to 'What branch location are you in?' You've always been able to do that to some degree with one extra piece of data. I'm…

Walker Tracker World Headquarters

(Note: This post is by our Wellness Advocate Taylor Welsh - thanks for blogging, Taylor!) Hello walkers! So I was sitting in our new office wondering what to write for a blog post, whats new with Walker Tracker? Well... Oh yes! We should…

Walker Tracker outage

Hi all - There was an outage on Walker Tracker from just before 2am to just before 7am Pacific time today. We were adding a database server to make sure things stayed fast around here, and it didn't work out how we planned. I'm really sorry…

The trouble with sitting (spoiler: it's killing you)

Medical Billing and Coding produced this incredible, and incredibly compelling infographic on the harms of sitting. Yes, sitting. I'll be getting up and walking around my desk now... Via: Medical Billing And Coding

Live three minutes longer for every minute you walk

Have I posted this before? These are the calculations of Alan Durning whose family spent a year of living without a car. From Car-less living can add years to your life: "Just so, walking doesn’t consume time, for different reasons. In…