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Northwest Arkansas: Living Well

Your Virtual Connection to Health

NWA Extension Life Skills and Wellness programs empower individuals and families to thrive. We provide Arkansans immediate and timely access to cutting-edge, reliable, unbiased information to develop critical life skills in health, nutrition, family life, and personal finance.

Check out our programs and resources below and start discovering how Extension can improve your life!


What's new?

Fall is here, and with it comes Walk Across NWArkansas!

It's an eight-week team-based exercise program. Teams of three to eight set physical activity goals and try to meet them with a little friendly competition.

Walking is a great way to spend time with your friends and family while practicing social distancing! Join us as we walk—and move—towards a healthier life!

Fall session dates: September 21, 2020 - November 15, 2020

Registration for the fall session is still open! 

Register Now

How will this program benefit me?

If you are like our participants, you may

  • Increase your energy
  • Sleep better
  • Reduce your stress
  • Strengthen your relationships
  • Improve your blood pressure
  • Improve your blood panels
  • Lose weight or inches

What's involved?

Get a team of three to eight members, and record the number of minutes you spend being physically active each day. Any moderate to vigorous physical activity (the type that increases your heart rate) counts.

Who can participate?

Anyone! Some suggestions of team categories:

  • Families
  • Worksites
  • Teachers
  • Youth (under age 18)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Faith-based members
  • General (a combination of above)

Each team needs a captain. Team captains can report for the team or individual team members can report.

How do I record my minutes?

You can log your minutes online at walk.uaex.eduby entering your username and password that you create when you register, or you can contact your county Extension agent for more information and forms.

Are other activities allowed?

Of course! You can do any type of physical activity as long as you increase your heart rate or break a sweat.

Do I have to exercise with my team?

No. However, we encourage families and members of the same household to do activities together to count their minutes. During this time of social distancing, we can still call a friend and visit while we walk.

What if I don’t have a team?

Contact your local county Extension office to be placed with other group members.

For More Information or Help Getting Started Contact:  

Benton County - Trudy McManus           479-271-1060

Washington County - Anna Goff                     479-841-1212

UAEX Wellness Resources

Want to improve your finances, your health, or even your personal relationships? Check out our resources below and get started!

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Don't Miss Our Weekly Wellness Webinars!

Join us for Project D-FEND (diet, food, exercise, and nutrition during social distancing) weekly discussions, and learn how to incorporate simple lifestyle changes to improve your health and wellbeing.

It can be difficult to find trust-worthy dieting information online. So, if you've got dieting or nutrition questions don't miss this opportunity to get expert advice and become a part of the D-FEND community!

Learn More & Register Here

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