As most of my readers already know, for the past couple of years, I have used a pedometer to count my steps and monitor my walking.
I would track the numbers online and it would go towards helping a worthwhile organization at the end of the year.
Cafe Well has taken this idea to a new level.
Using a social network and wireless pedometers, participants track their steps when they walk or run.
A wellness program called Race to the Moon rewards them for their total steps and milestones along the way.
This program offers incentives and is fun for the participants.
That is the secret to the program's success - competition and talking with others about their progress keeps the users interested and wanting to accomplish more.
This Race to the Moon program is open to certain Health America members in their partnership with Cafe Well.
Creating a health care challenge sounds like a lot of fun too.
If it were based on eating healthy food, then that would be a double advantage to this program.
Not only would the users be exercising with their walking or running, they would also be eating better.
Eating healthier food will help with weight issues and will give an overall feeling of well being.
Little steps at a time to get us feeling and being healthier is always a good thing.