A couple of weeks ago I discovered a smartphone app called Pact that pays me cash for doing things that are good for me (that I happened to be doing anyway). So far I have earned $4.61 for exercising and eating fruits and veggies. And I don’t know yet how much I’ll get for this past week’s success, but I’m thinking it’ll be close to another $2.00. Not bad. Not bad at all, considering that I really haven’t even had to change my behaviors.
This week I started using another app that rewards my good behavior…but with this one the reward goes to charity. Charity Miles tracks the miles that I run, walk, or bike. For every mile I walk, a corporate sponsor makes a donation to a charity that I pick from a lengthy list of options. Again, I was going to be walking and running and biking anyway. Charity Miles just adds a little extra bonus that helps a good cause. It’s a win/win. If you have a smartphone and you like to move, maybe you should give it a try. The charity you help will appreciate it!