For a moment, just think of mankindâ€™s early days on earth. Whether or not you are a staunch proponent of Darwinâ€™s theory of survival, whether or not you believe that mankind has evolved from apes, you would have to agree that mankind roamed around naked in the early days (Sorry, couldnâ€™t have been more polite).
Even the Abrahamic religions bear witness to the fact that Adam and Eve were sent down to earth for their disobedience and stripped of their heavenly cloaks. So, we have to settle on the fact that humans wore birthday suits when they first graced this planet.
Well, the point here is that humans were designed to be raw and self-reliant for their survival. Humans were destined to be the supreme of all creations and they established their superiority over other species in every aspect of life.
However, with time, humans have developed sloth bear like traits, so much that they donâ€™t wish to move their lazy limbs unless greed is involved. Apps that pay you to walk are a good case in point.
The hurly-burly and rat races of the modern day have pushed all of us to a sedentary lifestyle. A lifestyle which is taking the better of us but seldom do we realize it as we are too indulged in the pleasures and luxuries of this world.
In todayâ€™s context, apps that pay you to walk have gained increased importance as they motivate us to hitch and make money in the process.
Hereâ€™s how you can embark on your fitness mission with just the right kind of motivation with apps that pay you to walk:-
Achievement is an app that rewards you for various kinds of exercises. No matter how you wish to sweat out; walking, running, swimming or maybe playing a field sport, Achievement has it all covered.
You have to maintain a log of activities that you do. The app will reward you 6 points for everything you do; eating the right food, sleeping, losing an inch or an ounce and sharing the progress on social media. You can also earn up to 80 points for logging your exercise.
For every 10,000 points, you will be paid out $10. You can either cash it out or donate it to the charities listed in the app for the greater good. Besides earning points for sweating it out, you can also participate in health-related surveys for extra bucks.
The app is also compatible with Fitbit but you donâ€™t have to have it on your cell phone for the app to function as it runs on the log entries that you make. Though this app wonâ€™t make you a millionaire, it still can be a good way to give yourself a kick and make that lazy bum of yours moving.
Sweatcoin is the app which runs on the cryptocurrency framework. For every 2,000 steps that you take, you will earn a namesake cryptocurrency which is indigenous to the site. As a free member, you can earn 5 sweatcoins for every 5,000 steps that you take and as a paid member it will scale up to 10,000 steps for 10 sweatcoins.
The sweatcoins can actually be exchanged for cash. You can get a maximum of $1000 for the exchange of 20,000 sweatcoins via PayPal. Even though it will take somewhere around one and half year to amass 20,000 sweatcoins but $1000 is a price to walk for anyway.
For the app to track your hitch, you would have to enable the GPS and have to walk across the street as indoor steps wonâ€™t count. This app doesnâ€™t work with any fitness tracker either.
StepBet is slightly offbeat. It is not just another app which rewards you for completing the target. Instead, there is risk involved which makes it all the more interesting. You have to bet on the number of steps that you will be taking and also compete with others in regards to the milestone.
When you log in with StepBet and connect it with your fitness tracker, StepBet will assess the average steps that you take on a daily basis. Then it will set a step goal for you, on the accomplishment of which you will be able to join a game and make a bet. Most bets are $40.
You must hit your step goal 6 days a week, otherwise, you lose.
The Higi experience reaches far beyond just a mobile app.
Higi has health stations tucked across the length and breadth of the country. These stations keep track of various health parameters such as body weight, blood pressure, pulse, etc. Higi rewards you for exercising and recording an improvement in health parameters via health stations.
Higi connects with a variety of fitness trackers and other apps. So it becomes very easy to get started. You will be able to earn points daily for every mile you walk. Besides, there are monthly and weekly targets which make your pursuit of these targets- a hot affair.
You can trade your points for rewards, but not for cash. The rewards usually include deals on various gears, but most of the deals will require you to purchase their complementary products. Keep note of this before signing up for Higi.
Charity Miles is not exactly an app that pays you to walk; itâ€™s a forum where you can unearth your philanthropical side by earning money for your favorite charities. This couldnâ€™t have missed our run down despite of being a technical misfit because it plays its role in making the world a better place.
Charity miles members have donated around 2.5 million dollars by sweating for the causes they believe in.
The concept of charity miles resonates with the ethos of this famous couplet from a poem of Robert Frost:-
The woods are dusty, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keepâ€¦
And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep
MapMyFitness has a palette of various related apps that include MapMyWalk and MapMyRun that reward you for burning calories.
The apps offer a smorgasbord of challenges that you can compete in. The rewards canâ€™t directly be converted into cash, however, it is no less than a call of faith for people who are more inclined towards outdoors. The rewards can be traded for Under Armour products.
You can connect this app with your Fitbit. Further, you can use the GPS feature on your phone to track a particular workout.
Even though MapMyFitness apps wonâ€™t earn you cash, they still are a pretty good motivation to set your ball rolling in regards to fitness.
If you are searching for ways to move your hindquarters and getting paid, then why exclude something which pays you for taking a stroll with your fur buddies.
Rover is a company that helps you land in a dog walking job. You can enroll as a walker through the website or the app. This could be a great way to earn money and get paid if you are a dog person.
Other apps which pay you to sweat hard wonâ€™t reward you as much as Rover. You can earn $20 for a short walk with a fur-buddy.
There are many people who will let you take their dogs for a walk. However, Rover will connect you with people who are looking for a full-time dog walker. Moreover, your jaunt with the dog is far more rewarding than you would ever arrange for yourself.
We hope that this run-down of apps that pay you to walk proves to be useful and motivates you to hitch around.
The best part is that most of these apps have goals to achieve which could be a motivator and they incentivize you to get going.
So what are you waiting for? Go pull up your socks and hitch-hike.