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Walk Across Texas Kick-Off Event

Welcome to Jim Hogg County

Learn more about Jim Hogg County: http://co.jim-hogg.tx.us/

On February 24, 2016 Jim Hogg County had their kick off event for Walk Across Texas that involved county residents to engage in any kind of physical activity.  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 be 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 we’ll get you registered 361.527.3737

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