New for Organizations: Convert activities to steps

This has been an oft-asked-for feature: Convert your other activities to steps. Say you rode your bike for 5 miles and your pedometer only registered 18 steps: You want credit for that! Now our custom programs can do just that. If you're…

ROI for Company Walking Programs

Corporate HR Administrators often ask us about the Return on Investment (ROI) on walking programs. Here are a few great links that we send them. Calculating ROI can be challenging, since you're measuring program participation and costs, absenteeism,…
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How important are good pedometers to your walking program?

I recently received this email: My pedometer is HIGHLY inaccurate. Last night I walked for an hour covering about 3 miles and the pedometer recorded about 300 steps. I've tried positioning it different ways and it's no good. I walked down the…

Grant alert: Utah - up to $100k available for health & active lifestyle programs

Here's another great looking grant. Humana – Communities Benefit Grant (Utah) The Communities Benefit Grant is focused on improving health experiences or building healthy communities in the areas of childhood health and education, family wellness…

Grant alert: Building evidence to prevent childhood obesity

From time to time I'm going to post information about grants that are related to obesity, children and schools, and walking and physical activity. In most cases, this would not be something we'd seek ourselves (we're not a non-profit), but I…

New: Another easy way to start a walking group (and enlist walkers)

We've just made it a little easier to organize a walking team. Now you can pull not-yet-registered walkers directly into your walking group without requiring them to find and join your group. Create a Walker Tracker group and then surf to…

12 things you can do with Walker Tracker: 1) Add steps by text message

Hi - this is the first post in a series called: 12 Things You Can Do With Walker Tracker (that you might not have known about) I'm going to run through a few nifty Walker Tracker tricks and explain how each of them work. To see each of the…

Does Corn Syrup equal Obesity?

According to a new study out of Princeton, rats who have access to high fructose corn syrup become obese. No surprise, right? But this is compared to rats who consumed equal caloric amounts of table sugar. Those rats fared fine. "This creates…

Trek to Astoria: Introducing map-based competitions

I'm very thrilled to introduce map-based competitions. We're a big fan of Walker Tracker competitions here. They help you visualize your progress over a period of time. You can compete as a team or as an individual while poking friendly jibes…

Health Supplements beautifully visualized

We do a lot of data visualization here on Walker Tracker, not the least of which is using maps to visualize data (oops! Not yet announced!). For this reason, I really love the work of David McCandless on informationisbeautiful.net. He takes…