The Little Rock Marathon is less than a month away, and you want to make sure your countless hours of training pay off. As we enter the final few weeks before the big race, it’s important to make a few key preparations to ensure race day goes off without a hitch.
Following last year’s successful debut of the healthy competition, the Healthy Active Arkansas Initiative and Arkansas Center for Health Improvement are inviting hospital employees in the state to participate in the Arkansas Hospital Challenge.
A day in Little Rock leaves you with a lot of options on how to spend your time. Do you bike down the river trail in the morning? Do you spend your morning strolling through the River Market? Should you take a walk across the Junction Bridge to see the Clinton Presidential Library? Your options are endless, but we’ve compiled a list of what should be your top three destinations when spending a beautiful day outdoors.
Now that school is back in session, sports teams are kicking off all across the state. Participating in sports can increase physical coordination, fitness and self-esteem. Team sports like football and baseball teach children and teens about teamwork and self-discipline. So when is your child ready to participate? Age and size shouldn’t be the only measures; if they express a strong interest and you feel they can handle it, schedule your child for a sports physical to determine if they’re healthy enough to get in the game. These physicals can reveal physical strengths and weaknesses of your child and help you avoid unnecessary injuries that could occur if they participate in a sport they are not fit for.
When winter weather moves into Arkansas, it can be hard to make it to the gym or go for that morning run. Thankfully, Arkansas doesn’t get as much snow and ice as other states, so with the right preparation you should be able to safely exercise outside in spite of the temperature.
For residents of the Natural State, there are a countless ways to workout outside the gym. Combining cardio with breathtaking scenery is an easy way to be healthy while having fun. Whether you’re just starting out, working your way up or have mastered hiking, Arkansas has trails to fit your hiking level.