Sept. 30 Walk Across Texas

TheTexasA&MAgriLife Extension Service office in Jack County will host a Walk Across Texas. kickoff event from 7 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Jack County Health Fair being held at Bible Baptist Youth Building.

The Walk Across Texas! program encourages people to develop a habit of regular physical activity. Teams and individuals walk — or run, dance, garden, swim or do any other form of exercise — for an eight-week period. Each 20 minutes of exercise counts as one mile.

At the end of that time each team’s or person’s total mileage is added up. A quick look at a map of Texas shows how far everybody would have gone if he or she had been walking in a straight line.

“You can walk together, individually, outside, at a mall, at a grocery store or at a gym — any way that fits your schedule and lifestyle,” Alinda Cox, CEA, Family & Consumer Science at Jack County Agrilife, said.”

Cox said anyone can participate.

To register for the eight-week program, visit: http://howdyhealth. org

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