Avid runners, cyclists, and walkers: listen up! Those miles you’re logging each week at the gym or in the park can do more good than you may know. In addition to reducing stress, maintaining weight, lowering blood pressure, and increasing metabolism, these heart-healthy activities can now warm the ole’ ticker in a new way.
Check out Charity Miles, the brand new app for Apple and Android devices that allows you to log miles for a charity while you workout. It’s motivating, empowering, and an easy way to make a big difference simply by doing what you’re already doing!
Download the app for free… the rest is pretty simple!
Swipe the screen before your workout, select a charity, and get going. The app logs your miles as you go, assigning a dollar value to your distance (10 cents/ mile for cyclists and 25 cents/ mile for runners and walkers). Charity Miles is big on extending its reach – afterall, the more people inspired to move and contribute, the better! – so they ask that after a workout, users share their achievements with the Charity Miles community and sponsors. Not too tough at all, considering you’re now a ‘sponsored athlete’! Users generate more interest, awareness, and commitment from others as they continue to log miles, which amplifies the potential benefit of this app immensely.
Organizations that benefit from miles logged include the ASPCA, Partnership for a Healthier America, Pencils for Promise, Habitat for Humanity, DoSomething.org, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Red (to Benefit the Global Fund), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, The Nature Conservancy, Ironman Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Autism Speaks, and Every Mother Counts.
As Charity Miles says, changing the world is a team sport – so throw on the spandex, grab your smartphone, and inspire big changes just by getting physical.
(The extra movement in your life is a not-so-hidden added benefit. Go to it!)