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And yes, you read that right, many apps reward your steps with money and vouchers. Top Santé has selected for you the 5 best free apps to make all your steps profitable.

Mobile applications to encourage users to walk by rewarding them financially have appeared in recent years. A concept that will be good for your wallet but also for your body.

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These applications are based on the principle of “Walk and Earn” by using the step counter and the geolocation from your smartphone. You accumulate points which can then be converted into money accessible by bank transfer or into vouchers. Some applications also offer to make donations to associations.

How many steps a day to be healthy?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation is to 10,000 steps per day around to be in good health and avoid the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The latter is indeed associated with an increased risk of overweight and obesity as well as type 2 diabetes. And if it is combined with physical inactivity, the risks increase. So do not hesitate to rediscover all the benefits of walking thanks to one of these applications. And why not try power walking or Afghan walking?

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Macadam, the coolest
With a modern and colorful design, it is undoubtedly the prettiest app in the selection. A young French startup, Macadam is easy to use and fun. Its creators aim to put the French in motion, one step at a time.

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Moovance, the greenest
Moovance rewards you for each journey made, and the more ecological it is, the more points (or Mooves) you accumulate. The ideal app for those who pay attention to their carbon footprint. It is also practical for becoming aware of the CO2 emissions of the various means of transport that we use on a daily basis.

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Charity Miles, the most supportive
This American application allows you to convert your points into donations for associations. If you have causes you care about but don’t know how to support them, this app is for you.

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Hollowing out, to help scientific research
Evidation is an application that allows you to participate in scientific research. In addition to the data on your trips you can fill out questionnaires in order to obtain more points which can be converted into money. You can choose between a bank transfer or a donation to an association.

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