If you are anything like us, your life is jam-packed: Between work, family time, and various obligations you may feel like you don't have time to do it all. Pile on top of that your desire to give back to a charity or your community and there may be even less time you spend on taking care of yourself and fitness. So, to help you multitask, we've rounded up various ways you can use your workouts and exercise to help change the world... Next
With this app for Android and iPhone, just turn on the app, pick a charity from the list, and press start. As you exercise, the app uses your phone’s GPS to track your distance and calculate the money you have earned. Bikers earn 10 cents a mile and walkers and runners earn 25 cents a mile, up to the company’s initial $1,000,000 sponsorship pool. Next
Striiv is a type of pedometer with a touchscreen that allows you to create personalized challenges for yourself, challenge your friends, or turn the activity you do and calories you burn into a way to donate to charity. The device cost $99.95. Next
Locally, Nick Dougherty, co-founder of Project Mailbox, created what he's dubbed the #pennypushups movement.
For the month of March, he's asking folks to draft a team of 5 people doing 100 push-ups a day. Each team member would then get 5 supporters to donate a penny per push-up to benefit Project Mailbox, a charity for other charities, which helps raise awareness and money for different causes one coin at a time.
3 Plus Network
Plus 3 Network’s free site allows you to log healthy activities for rewards, enter competitions, or move money to nonprofits thanks to Plus 3 Sponsors. Plus 3 links its members with corporate sponsors and nonprofits you can pick from in order to donate to various charities, causes, and programs. Back to the beginning
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