What is Walk Across Arkansas?
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 can be a great way to spend time with your friends and family while practicing social distancing!
When and how do I sign up?
The Walk Across Arkansas campaign happens twice a year in the spring and fall. The current session has already started and runs from March 15th - May 14th!
How will this program benefit me?
Most of our participants enjoy the camaraderie and extra motivation from their team members. We have also learned that many of our participants:
- Increased their energy
- Slept better
- Reduced their stress
- Strengthened relationships
- Improved blood pressure
- Improved blood panels
- Lost weight or inches
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:
- 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.uada.eduby logging in with 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.
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