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Walk across Arkansas; reinventing the way Arkansans exercise

By Submitted, 09/4/18 9:30 AM

Walk across Arkansas; reinventing the way Arkansans exercise

● Walk Across Arkansas is a great way to meet daily exercise goals for individuals and groups
● Eight week course beginning September 16 and ending November 10
● Registration is September 4-21
● Register here: https://walk.uaex.edu

Walk Across Arkansas is an 8-week program designed to help people increase their physical activity levels. Teams of 2 to 10 people can participate and pool their minutes of exercise to compete against other teams in their county and across the state. There is also an individual registration option for those unable to gather a team.

Teams can exercise together or separately, and there is a new rule regarding the youth teams. This year youth teams can have up to 20 participants.

Walk is in the program name, but folks can engage in a variety of exercise types – cycling, jogging, swimming, aerobics – and report their total minutes of exercise.

This program is open to anyone who is interested.

Why should groups join? There are many challenges in today’s world that prevent people of all ages from getting quality exercise time.

If you are already physically active, Walk Across Arkansas can still be something of interest. Benefits range from overall better individual health to group support.

Walk Across Arkansas is eight weeks long and begins on September 16. The course ends November 10, and all minutes of exercise need to be reported by November 19.

For more information about living a healthy lifestyle please contact Hempstead County Extension Service at 870-777-5771, tjames@uaex.edu or visit https://www.uaex.edu/health-living/health/