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Walk Across Texas - Kick Off Event

 Walk Across Texas – Kick Off Event

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On March 4, Starr County had their kick off event for Walk Across Texas that involved some 100  community partners and county residents.  It is not to late to register and sign up for the Walk Across Texas fitness event.  There are just so many benefits to walking.  If you are thinking about adding more physical activity to your day this is a great way to do it.  Walking can be a great way to active.  Walking is the most popular physical activity among adults, and it’s easy to see why.   It requires no special clothes or equipment.  Regular walking can have many benefits.  It may lower your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.  It may also help you maintain a healthy weight and lift your mood.  Make walking fun by going to places you enjoy, like a shopping center or park.  Bring along someone to chat with, or listen but keep the volume low enough to hear the sounds around you.  Think about safety as you plan when and where to walk.  Walk with others when possible, and take a phone and ID with you.  If it’s dark outside, wear a reflective vest or brightly colored clothing.  And always be aware of your surroundings.

Participants can use the following methods to calculate their miles

  1. Measure mile at a track, walking path, trail, treadmill etc..
  2. 2,000 steps measured on a pedometer
  3. Miles calculated using mileage equivalent calculator found on the WAT website
  4. 20 minutes of any continuous exercise

If you are interested in Walk Across Texas call our office and will we sign you up 956-487-2306.

For more information log on to: http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu/