Walk Across Arkansas: Statewide fitness challenge kicks off Feb. 16
- Walk Across Arkansas begins Feb. 16, runs through April 12
LITTLE ROCK – Walk Across Arkansas, one of the largest public fitness initiatives in the state, begins its spring 2015 efforts on Feb. 16.
Last year, participants from across the state walked more than 1.6 million minutes over an eight-week period.
Taking part is easy. Sign up and record the number of minutes you walk or do other exercise for eight weeks. Walkers are encouraged to form teams to keep the enthusiasm high. Participants who report their minutes all eight weeks of the event will earn a Walk Across Arkansas shoe wallet – a handy device that holds keys and identification by hook and loop closure.
“The idea behind Walk Across Arkansas is simple,” Traywick said. “Over eight weeks, one develops the habit of exercising. We’ve heard from many people that Walk Across Arkansas leads them down the road to regular physical activity and better health.”
To register, go to www.uaex.edu/WalkAcrossArkansas or click the Walk Across Arkansas icon on the homepage at http://www.uaex.edu/WalkAcross. Then start walking through April 12, recording minutes as you go.
For more information about taking steps to lifestyle changes, visit www.uaex.edu/health-living/personalfinance/small-steps-health-wealth.aspx.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service 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 County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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By the Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service