Our mission is to empower Arkansans with the tools they need to take charge of their
Walk Across Arkansas is an 8 week exercise campaign where you and your team set personal goals for physical activity and try to meet them (with a little help from your friends!) Most of our participants enjoy the camaraderie they share with team members. We have also learned that many of our participants have had more energy, enjoyed better sleep, and found new friends along with a host of other benefits!
Walking is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to get fit. Start now and reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Increase your chances of success by joining Arkansans as they walk towards a healthier life
How do I record my Minutes?
You can log your minutes online by clicking here and entering your username and password that you create when you register or you can contact your county Extension agent for more information and forms. Find your local county agent here.
What you Do:
Record the number of minutes walked or minutes spent doing any type of heart rate increasing exercise (with the intent of exercising for at least 10 minutes straight) throughout the day.
Who Can Participate?
Anyone! Some suggest of team categories:
- Youth (under age 18)
- Seniors (65+)
- Faith Based Members
- General (a combination of above)
Is Just walking allowed?
No! Most people in our program choose to walk, but you can do any type of physical activity as long as you increase your heart rate or break a sweat for at least 10 consecutive minutes.
Research recommends that adults should exercise for at least 150 minutes per week and youth for 60 minutes per day.
How will this program benefit me?
Most of our participants enjoy the camaraderie they share with team members. We have also learn that many of our participants:
- Had more energy
- Slept better
- Strengthened their relationships
- Lost weight or inches
- Improved their blood pressure
- Improved their blood panels
- Controlled their stress