Grant alert - Fifty $10,000 grants for school physical activity programs

This sounds like a great grant from General Mills - awarded to non-profits who want to do innovative wellness and physical activity programs in the schools: Champions for Healthy Kids If you want to make Walker Tracker's custom walking programs…

Vote for us at the SheKnows website awards

We were nominated in the best Fitness site category for the SheKnows Parenting Awards. If you're so inclined, we'd be honored if you placed a vote for us. (It appears you need to register there to vote, then click on the Fitness category).…

Matt Green walked across America in 152 days

I just happened to be driving back from the Oregon Coast on Highway 6, out of Tillamook, and saw Matt Green on the side of the road pushing a cart. I had no idea it was Matt Green at the time. I admit we shared a quick chuckle in the car because…

New support site

We've been using the excellent help desk software at ZenDesk to power support and ticketing for our program administrators and we've really liked it (sometime I'll write a list of all the great web software companies we use to help run Walker…

Is driving related to obesity (spoiler: yes)

Good Magazine has a fantastic graphic comparing state ranking in walking / biking / public transportation / car usage versus obesity rates. It doesn't pull any punches. Entitled: Driving Is Why You're Fat, I think it's pretty easy to guess the…

Use Walker Tracker to Race down the Oregon Coast (for a great cause)

I'm very thrilled to announce that Walker Tracker is a sponsor of:  Get Going Oregon! Get Going Oregon is a 30 Day  challenge and  fundraiser to benefit the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at the Oregon Health and Science University…
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Incredible grant for Portland Metro non-profits

Speaking of grants that have crossed our desks lately, if you have 501c3 status and operate in the Portland metro area, this is a fantastic, yearly grant. Nike and The Oregon Community Foundation are seeking proposals (deadline Nov 15th) for…

Grant alert: 1.5 million - Active Living Research

Here's a doozy: 1.5 million for "Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity" from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation. Multiple recipients will be awarded. "...call for proposals will support opportunistic, time-sensitive studies on emerging…

Grant alert: Active Healthy Living Program Grants

Family-oriented grants from the Coca-Cola foundation for programs in Texas, California and New York: The Coca-Cola Foundation is accepting proposals for the Active Healthy Living Program. Programs must address nutrition and physical activity…

What does exercise *really* do for your body?

Great article in the NY Times about the real, physiological effects of exercise on your body  which, while everybody knows exercise is good for you, has been poorly understood by science. During the experiment, scientists actually saw how much…