Register for Walk Kansas February 25th to March 15th. Registration is $8.00 per person, payable by check or cash at the Finney County Extension Office.
Being physically active can improve your health — today, tomorrow, and in the future. However, most people do not do enough physical activity. People of all types, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. The more you do, the greater the health benefits and the better you’ll feel. K-State Research and Extension’s very own Walk Kansas program is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life.
Step Into Walk Kansas by:
- Joining a Team
- Selecting a Challenge
- Getting Registered
- Learning with Walk Kansas newsletter
Groups of six form a team, with one serving as the captain. Teams can be family, coworkers, friends, community organization members, neighbors, or part of a faith-based community. Team members do not have to live in the same town, county, state or country. Teams can walk various virtual distances by choosing one of the Team Challenges.
Each team chooses one of these challenges.
- Challenge 1 – 8 Wonders Each person reaches the minimum goal for physical activity — 150 minutes per week. Collectively, the team would walk 435 miles as they discover the 8 Wonders of Kansas!
- Challenge 2 – Cross Country A winding trail from Troy to Elkhart, requiring each person to log 4 hours per week, traveling 764 miles total.
- Challenge 3 – Little Balkans to Nicodemus Walk the SE part of the state known as the Little Balkans and then wind up and around to Nicodemus. This team will go 1200 miles and require each person to log 6 hours per week.
During this 8 week program, physical activity will be reported and the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten will be logged. Logging can be one of the most important tools for making lifestyle changes. Recording progress keeps you focused on your goals. Walk Kansas participants tell us that reporting each week is a powerful motivator because they know their team is depending on each person to do their part.
If you have questions, contact Jennifer LaSalle or the Extension Office at 620-272-3670.
For more information, visit http://www.walkkansas.org/