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…

National Backwards Day: January 31st

Apparently January 31st is National Backward Day. Of course, we expect all of you to: 1) Walk backwards 2) Start counting from 10,000 steps and end at zero. Best of luck!

iPod Nano Pedometer Survey

Here's the survey we're going to post in our newsletter that goes out tomorrow. Who is using an iPod Nano pedometer? How accurate is it? Are you using Nike+? Should we find a way to automagically pull in the data? iPod Nano Pedometer Survey…

New feature: Add your step count by text message

I'm very excited to introduce: text-message integration! A new Pro feature at Walker Tracker. There are plenty of times where you just want to text your steps in and call it good. Now you can - and you can also check up on your friends,…