Welcome to Walk Across Texas! Walk Across Texas is a free, 8 week pgoram designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Since 1996, thousands of Texans have participated in Walk Across Texas! Register Now Learn more about Walk Across Texas! Getting Started View Progress Watch a Video

 

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September 2, 2014
Answers About Immunity

Source: University of California, BerkeleyYour immune system is crucial in maintaining your health—so it’s important to keep it in good order. But how do you do that? People talk about boosting immunity as if it were a task similar to building muscles or reducing blood cholesterol. Hundreds of ads for supplements and other products promise […]


August 28, 2014
Enhancing Confidence In Overweight Youth With Resistance Training

Source: American Council on ExerciseNobody likes to be left out or picked last for a game or activity at school. It’s usually the athletic kids that get picked first and the overweight kids that get picked last for touch football, kickball, basketball, or other recreational activity. It’s tough out there in the playground world!Studies have […]


August 26, 2014
7 tips for a safe and successful strength-training program

Source: Harvard UniversityStrength or resistance training challenges your muscles with a stronger-than-usual counterforce, such as pushing against a wall or lifting a dumbbell or pulling on a resistance band. Using progressively heavier weights or increasing resistance makes muscles stronger. This kind of exercise increases muscle mass, tones muscles, and strengthens bones. It also helps you […]


August 21, 2014
How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

Source: American Heart AssociationPacking the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating – unless they trade or trash their lunch instead! Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime…View Full Article


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Did you know

Did you know...

that walking is one of the LEAST EXPENSIVE and EASIEST ways to get fit and reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke? You DO NOT Need an expensive gym membership or overpriced supplements.

 

 

 

All it takes

All it takes...

is a decent pair of walking shoes and 150 minutes of your time every week for 8 weeks. If you walk or exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, for 8 weeks, you'll feel better, lower your stress level and enjoy all of the amazing health benefits of regular physical activity.

 

 

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get your students walking and meet Texas physical activity requirements. Learn More about Walk Across Texas for schools.