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The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of physical activity every week of moderate intensity activity.
For children ages 6-17, the AHA recommends at least an hour a day of some type of physical activity.
The time and intensity of physical activity should continue to increase to improve your wellbeing further. Physical activity is important because it helps decrease your risk of many health issues such as heart disease, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. It can also help stimulate better brain function.
Join us for Let’s Walk Waco – a FREE 8-week walking program for ALL residents of McLennan County. Any movement is good movement! Create a walking team, track your miles, and set goals to improve your health before the holidays! Prizes are available to randomly selected participants.
Walk with us September 2nd – November 4th! During the 8 weeks, you can challenge each other to see how many miles “across Texas” you can walk while logging and tracking your miles on the Walk Across Texas website. Registering and participating will make you eligible for prizes.
Visit Let’s Walk Waco for more information!
Join us at the Kick-Off Event!
Meet us at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2nd at the Murals on Washington Avenue (1018 Washington Ave). Everyone is welcome and there will be free giveaways and prize drawings. Come celebrate the start of Let’s Walk Waco 2023!
Scan the QR code found along the pathways of 11 City of Waco Parks to access free physical activity videos that focus on the following: