That’s right! It can pay to walk and I am not talking about in the figurative sense but in the literal sense! Walking can help keep you fit and prevent you from suffering from health conditions later in life. But with life so busy it just does not feel like there is time to exercise. On the other hand if you got paid to exercise you might become a bit more motivated right? I mean who wouldn’t. Of course we are not talking about walking as a side job to support yourself or family. This is more of a boost to encourage you to take some time out for yourself and walk away all your stresses.
Sounds like a sweet deal doesn’t it? Being made to walk and getting paid for it. Well, with this list of apps below you can achieve your walking goals:
This app is determined to keep your fitness levels high as it includes multiple activities ranging from walking, biking, eating healthy and even meditating! So if you are looking for an app that covers everything Achievement is worth considering. You can earn up to 80 points for each activity you perform and once you collect 10,000 points you are entitled to redeem them for a gift card or $10 via paypal.
Also you can refer up to 20 people to the app and in doing so earn 100 points each referral which can add up to a fair amount. So be sure to get others to prioritize their fitness along with you. Achievement also pays you up to $100 and $200 for participating in a health-related study.
Probably the most popular of these earn-while-you-exercise apps is none other than Sweatcoin. As the name suggests the more you walk or run, the more money you can earn in the form of sweatcoins. Each time you cover a 1000 steps you earn 0.75 sweatcoins. Not too bad right? You can earn up to 5 sweatcoins a day, but if you are extra ambitious and want to earn more you can sign up for the upgraded paid plans.
Paid?! I know what you are thinking. What is the point of earning sweatcoins if you need to pay for an upgraded membership? Sweatcoin does not want to take your money because you have to pay for the upgraded plans with sweatcoins! Why opt for an upgraded plan? Well, with the Shaker plan you can earn double the number of sweatcoins per day, i.e., you can earn 10 sweatcoins a day instead of 5. And in case you think there must be a catch such as high fees for the Shaker plan then let me break the good news to you: the Shaker plan only costs 4.75 sweatcoins per month. Surely, anyone can manage that amount right.
Once you gather enough sweatcoins you can redeem US dollars via PayPal or get various rewards such as music downloads, a FitBit, gift cards and much more.
3. Walgreens Balance Rewards
This app is a real treat especially if you shop at Walgreens. Why? Well, for every 1,000 points you earn you can redeem them for a $1 discount at Walgreens! It might seem like a small amount but there really is nothing like getting a discount without any catch. To earn points you first need to create a Walgreens account and make sure you have a fitness device that can track your activities. You then have to participate in a week-long health challenge for which you then earn 400 points. If you do four challenges throughout the month then you even have a chance of winning 2,000 bonus points as part of Walgreen’s endeavor to encourage people to get moving.
So get ready to use your fitness device in conjunction with Grande internet to keep your body in tip-top shape.
4. Charity Miles
Charity Miles initially thought by some to be a scam is a legitimate app that tracks your walking, running or biking. For every mile you walk or run you earn 25 cents and for every mile you bike you earn 10 cents. The difference with Charity Miles is that you do not get any rewards of benefits, but instead you can use the money you earn to donate to a charity you like. Now you can exercise and feel good about your body while also feeling good about helping the less privileged.
Sounds good, but still confused about how it works? Don’t worry there is nothing suspicious or fishy going on here. Charity Miles gets its corporate sponsors to pay for the exercise you do so it will not cost you anything at all.
If you are a pet lover you are most certainly going to love this app. Rover is essentially an app that pays you to walk dogs and the money is not too bad either. You could earn up to $20 per 30 minutes of walking a dog. And if you love spending time with animals this job is a real win-win for you.
While we are talking about Rover it is also worth mentioning that this app can be used to earn money via pet-sitting and offers you some benefits as well such as 24/7 pet support, opportunities to increase your pet care knowledge and much more. With Rover you can even set up your own schedules and prices as a dog walker so if you are looking for a side gig that pays and have an innate love for cute pets then you should seriously consider signing up to this app.
All Things Considered
Exercising is great for multiple reasons. Not only are there long-term health benefits such as reducing the chances of heart disease etc. but through exercise you can also get a boost in your energy and mood every day. How? When you exercise you use your muscles thereby strengthening them, you sweat which helps get rid of the excessive salt in your body and endorphins are released which improves your mood!