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 18, 2014
The Top 17 Foods for Heart Health

Source: Cleveland ClinicYou may be eating a balanced diet, but some foods have more heart-healthy nutrients than others. Dietitians from the Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program list the best foods to power your heart into healthy old age…View Full Article


September 16, 2014
How tough is your workout?

Source: Harvard UniversityHow can you judge the pace of your workout? The easiest way to see how hard you’re working is to describe your effort using broad categories, such as light, moderate, or vigorous called “perceived exertion,” it’s a good way to help you exercise safely. As you improve your fitness, you’ll find your perception […]


September 11, 2014
Are You Eating Enough ‘Powerhouse’ Vegetables?

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of HealthWatercress, Chinese cabbage, chard and beet greens are among the most nutrient-dense “powerhouse” vegetables, packing a huge dose of vitamins and minerals into every calorie, a new study reports.At the same time, don’t expect to receive huge amounts of nutrition from raspberries, tangerines, garlic or onions, […]


September 9, 2014
Should You Still Take That Multi?

Source: University of California, BerkeleyDaily multivitamin/mineral pills are the most popular supplements in the U.S. Ask people why they take them, and most will say it’s to make up for poor eating habits, to help prevent a variety of diseases or just to stay healthy in general. However, there has been surprisingly little good clinical […]


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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.