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Overview

Image of  young healthy womanWalkadoo® is a fun, interactive program designed and proven to help increase your daily steps. It helps you set walking goals, reach those goals, and adjusts when life gets busy.

  • Use your smartphone or step-tracking device (e.g. Fitibit)
  • Join thousands who are committed to staying active
  • Engage with fellow walkers
  • Start and join walking competitions
  • Earn points along the way

This program is available at no additional cost for Blue Shield members. Follow the steps on the right to start your journey today!

Health benefits

Walkadoo is scientifically proven1 to increase one’s daily steps as you walk your way to better health. Benefits of increased physical activity:

  • Regular physical activity is associated with less depressive symptoms.2
  • Physically active men and women are 30%–40% less likely to get colon cancer.
  • Physically active women are 20%–30% less likely to get breast cancer compared with their inactive counterparts.3

Regular physical activity can also prevent and/or treat:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic lung conditions
  • Dementia / Alzheimer's Disease

Walkdoo can help you become more active today. Follow the steps on the right to start your journey! 

 

Sources

1. Poirier J, Bennett WL, Jerome GJ, et al. Effectiveness of an Activity Tracker- and Internet-Based Adaptive Walking Program for Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Eysenbach G, ed. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2016;18(2):e34. doi:10.2196/jmir.5295.

2. Azevedo Da Silva M, Singh-Manoux A, Brunner E et al. Bidirectional association between physical activity and symptoms of anxiety and depression: the Whitehall II study. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2012;27(7):537-546. doi:10.1007/s10654-012-9692-8.

3. Warburton D, Nicol C, Bredin S. Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2006;174(6):801-809. doi:10.1503/cmaj.051351.


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