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Walk Across Arkansas

By Submitted , 02/27/18 6:42 PM

Registration dates: Feb 19 – March 18
Competition dates: March 11 – May 5, 2018
This is an 8 week exercise campaign where you and your team set personal goals for physical activity and try to meet them (with a little help from your friends!)
All you need is:
• A team of 2 to 10 people
• A team name
• A good pair of walking shoes
• A watch or stopwatch
What you do – How do I record my minutes?
Record the number of minutes walked throughout the day (with the intent of exercising for at least 10 minutes straight).

You can log your minutes online OR you can contact your county Extension agent for more information and forms.

Register a Team – Who can participate? Anyone! Some suggestions of team categories:

Families​Worksites​Teachers​Youth (under 18)​Seniors (65+)
Faith based Members​General (any combination of participants)
Is just walking allowed?​
No! Most people in our program choose to walk, but you can do any type of physical activity as long as you increase your heart rate or break a sweat for at least 10 consecutive minutes. Research recommends that adults should exercise for at least 150 minutes per week and youth for 60 minutes per day.

How will this program benefit me?
Most of our participants enjoy the camaraderie they share with team members. We have also learned that many of our participants:

Had more energy​Slept better​Strengthened their relationships​Lost weight and/or inches
Improved their blood pressure​Improved their blood panels​Controlled their stress
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your (insert appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.