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By the U of A System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
(208 words) 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.uada.edu/WalkAcrossArkansas. Then start walking through April 12, recording minutes as you go.
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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Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com