Walk Across Arkansas: Statewide fitness challenge kicks off Feb. 16

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

LITTLE ROCK -- Walk Across Arkansas, one of the largest public fitness initiatives in the state, begins its spring 2015 edition on Feb. 16.

"With more than 5,000 Arkansans taking part in the program, Walk Across Arkansas has become a staple in many people's efforts to stick with their fitness resolutions," LaVona Traywick, associate professor-gerontology, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said.

Taking part is easy. Participants need to sign up and record the number of minutes walked 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 IDs by hook and loop closure.

To register, go to www.uaex.edu/WalkAcrossArkansas or click the Walk Across Arkansas icon on the homepage at www.uaex.edu http://www.uaex.edu/WalkAcross. For more information or assistance with registration, contact Mississippi County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Pam Pruett, at 870-762-2075. 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.

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