Walking to Lose Weight

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Walking to Lose Weight

Tighter body. Smaller clothes. It feels so good It doesn’t have to be a dream. It can be your reality. All it takes is 10,000 steps a day. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a group of middle-aged women who used pedometers and averaged more than 10,000 steps a day had only […]

Walking Reduces Heart Disease Risk

Heart attacks are still the leading cause of premature deaths in North America. Among women, it is an even higher risk with 8.6 million American women currently living with heart disease, and are 4 to 6 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer. Heart disease kills more women over 65 […]

10,000 steps/day reduces risk of Diabetes

A new study in the British Medical Journal suggest that building up to 10,000 steps a day over time can help control weight and may reduce diabetes risk. Researchers found that the study participants (592 middle-aged Australian adults) who increased the number of their steps over a five year period, had a lower BMI, less […]

Simple changes your employees can make to their daily routine.

While the goal of any employer-sponsored wellness program is to help reduce health care costs and improve the company’s bottom line, there is also the more important factor of improving your employees’ health and wellness once and for all. Daily exercise and fitness can help fight the dangers associated with obesity and high blood pressure, […]

Walking Protects Brain from Dementia

Researchers have found that activities like walking help prevent brain shrinkage, which may prevent dementia. Brain size shrinks in late adulthood and can cause memory problems. Researchers wanted to see how it would affect senior’s brains. The study showed seniors who regularly walk around 10 kilometres per week showed increased grey matter volume in their […]

Walkingspree congratulates Ray Eames of SKF USA Inc., recipient of 2012 Benny Award

Walkingspree would like to congratulate Ray Eames, the director of human resources at SKF USA Inc., for winning the 2012 Benefits Leadership in Health Care award. It is one of four Benny Awards presented annually by Employee Benefits News to individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in the HR and Benefits profession.   This is […]

Tips for Helping Employees Stick with Your Corporate Wellness Program

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Keep your employees excited and energized with these motivational tips. There is no shortage of reasons -why we should make exercise and fitness a part of our daily lives?it can help to lower our blood pressure and reduce risk of  chronic diseases, it strengthens our bones and decreases stress, and it can even help improve […]

Moderate Exercise Can Ward Off Dangerous Diseases

Getting fit doesn’t have to mean hours in the gym. When it comes to working out and exercising on a regular basis, many people claim that time is their biggest barrier; there simply is not enough of it to fit in a “proper workout.” However, what many people do not realize is that you do […]

The Impact of a Healthy Diet on Rising Health Care Costs

Obesity may be one of the largest factors behind rising company health costs. Here at Walkingspree, we have always stressed the importance that daily exercise and fitness can have on reducing health care costs and improving your company’s bottom line.   However, while many of these medical costs can be attributed to a lack of […]

Health and Wellness: Help Employees Reduce Their Risk of Cancer

Simple changes your employees can make to their daily routine. While the goal of any employer-sponsored wellness program is to help reduce health care costs and improve the company’s bottom line, there is also the more important factor of improving your employees’ health and wellness once and for all.   Daily exercise and fitness can […]