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…

On crossing the finish line...

Our map-based competitions show the place you're in - along the course but also at the finish line. This place number is based on how many steps you or your team walked in the competition, not, as in a race, the time you crossed the finish…

Thank you Microsoft - IE6 Countdown

As a company that build a web application -- a term I'm not sure  had yet been coined in 2001 -- we really appreciate Microsoft's efforts to get the world to stop using Internet Explorer 6, a web browser introduced ten years ago - an eternity…
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Introducing Pacer Rabbit

As I mentioned on Facebook yesterday, we hired a Pacer Rabbit. He's a mix between Peter Rabbit and the White Rabbit. He's a spry, high-stepping fellow that will help set the pace of your walking competitions. He shows up on the first day…
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Wellness Programs provide big ROI - says Harvard Business Review study

A 2010 Harvard Business Review Article had some astounding things to say about  the 'hard return' of wellness programs. Their conclusion? Wellness program provide a terrific return on investment. "...a comprehensive, strategically designed…

Health and Wellness grants from Rite Aid

Grants for non-profit organizations in the communities that Rite Aid serves from the Rite Aid Foundation. The next deadline is April 1st: Learn more about the wellness grant here

Invite walked-across-the-U.S. Matt Green to come speak

I just received an email from Matt Green, who just recently finished a 157 day walk across America. He has given a few talks on his experience and says he's been getting great feedback. I think it's a tremendous thing he's done, and I would…

Grant Alert: Aetna Foundation grant to power your city walking program?

This seems like a great grant for cities as well as schools - Aetna Foundation is giving grants between 5k to 250k to fight obesity in adults and children. From their website, a couple of example grant areas (projects or studies) they might…

New initiative for Walk Friendly Communities

Hey - great news from the Federal Highway Administration, of all places. They're starting a new initiative to encourage towns and cities to recommit to putting walkability as  a high priority. The program will  "evaluate community walkability…