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Not too late to sign up for ‘Walk Across Texas’

I t is not too late to sign-up to Walk Across Texas. Teams are organizing to walk for eight weeks to build an exercise habit and improve their health. Join walkers from across the count y and across t he state in the “ Walk Across Texas” eight- week walking program sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Get a group of your friends together to help motivate everyone to keep up t he exercise program. Sign-up as a group or individual for the eight-week free program to “Walk Across Texas”. Make walking or exercise a part of your daily lifestyle.

The program is for individuals and teams of all ages. Just go to the website and sign-up http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu/. Get your friends involved so you can motivate each other to get out and move for your health. When you sign-up for the Walk Across Texas Program, you will also be able to look at health and nutritional resources posted on the website. If you don’t have a computer, you can still sign-up by picking up a registration packet at the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron. If you have questions, contact the Extension Office at 254- 697-7045.

DIABETES CLASSES—The upcoming “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” five-part series is for the persons with Type II Diabetes as well as interested family members. When the family understands the nutritional and medical issues of diabetes, they are able to help the diabetic manage their diabetes.

The series will be conducted at the Senior Citizen Center at 765 Green Street in Rockdale. Classes will be taught on the following Wednesdays from 4-6:30 p.m.: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16. Each session will cover a different topic relating to nutritional and medical concerns of Type 2 Diabetes.

S ome of t he major topic s are: glucose testing, diabetes and exercise, nutritional meal planning, proper serving sizes, nutritional labeling, health checkups, foot care, preventing complications and eating out.

Vicki Moore, RN, BSN, Nursing Supervisor for Little River Medical Clinic will be teaching with Cheryl Walker, Count y Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The Milam County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Little River Medical Clinic are sponsoring the training.

To sign-up for the class or get additional information, contact the Milam County Extension Office 254697- 7045 or email ce-walker@tamu.edu. The cost of the series is $10 per person payable at the first meeting, but we need you to call or email prior to the classes so handouts will be available.

Mark your calendars to attend each “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” series to help you manage your diabetes or understand what is happening with family members with diabetes.

ce-walker@tamu.edu


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