Another Reason to Walk, Run and Ride
Need additional motivation to get back into shape? How about fund raising?
My wife and I have been doing things to get back into shape. This has included running, riding road bikes, swimming and a few other
activities. Recently I stumbled upon an app called Charity Miles. It helps raise money for various causes by partnering with sponsors who agree to contribute for volunteers’ fitness activities.
How does it work?
Just launch the app, choose a charity and either walk, run or bike. The selected charity then earns money for every mile covered. Walkers and runners earn up to 25¢ per mile; bikers earn up to 10¢ per mile.
Companies like Johnson & Johnson and Humana agree to provide up to 10 cents for every biking mile and 25 cents for every running or walking mile.
This screenshot shows the miles of my activities. I have chosen to dedicate my miles for Alzheimer’s Association. Almost daily I help with families who are addressing issues caused by this disease. As a nation we are facing a crisis that will easily overwhelm our health systems.
The app is easy to use and it posts the activities automatically. You are given an option to Tweet or FaceBook post the activity.
Not that athletic? Some people turn it on while shopping or mowing their lawn! Every mile counts.
Want more information? Go to http://www.charitymiles.org/