Need some help getting started with a walking plan? Consider forming a team and joining the Fall Walk Across Arkansas starting September 17 and going through November 11. This eight-week program encourages participants to get out and exercise! To join, you just need to form a team of 2 to 10 people, register your team and members online at and start walking. Teams can start registering on September 5. Families, friends, neighbors, workplaces, and civic groups are welcome to form as teams.

Throughout the 8 weeks, members will log the time they exercise each day. This can be done by the team captain or members on a weekly basis. While walking is the preferred method of exercise, many other types of exercise can be counted, including housework, gardening, etc. The goal is to get up and get moving!

Members will receive encouragement throughout the program through online newsletters, which is full of tips and tricks to keep you on track plus nutrition information. And the best thing is it is free to join! For more information, contact Casey Jarding, County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences at 479-667-3720 or at

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