Walk Across Texas! program helps people of all ages support one another to establish the habit of regular physical activity. This eight-week fitness and health program challenges participants to adopt a habit of regular exercise. Research indicates that a walking routine of this duration is more likely to lead to continued moderate exercise, which improves quality of life and reduces the risk of chronic disease (including type 2 diabetes). This program yields public value in the forms of reduced public health care costs and a healthier, more productive workforce.
SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST
- 8-week walking program for teams of
eight people or school classes.
- Teams have a friendly competition to see
who can log the most miles walking, jogging
or biking. You can even dance, do
aerobics or ride a stationary bike!
- The team that walks the farthest “across
Texas” will win, but everyone who participates
will take home a healthy habit walking
If you are interested in taking the first step to a healthier you, contact:
Jymann Davis, M.S., CFCS
County Extension Agent, Family & Community Health
(281) 309 5049