Get Healthy & Motivated with Walk Kansas

WALK KANSAS has a terrific premise — Co-workers, family members, friends and neighbors form teams of 5-6 people who will track minutes of physical activity and fruit and vegetable food choices during the 8-week challenge.

Walk Kansas is sponsored by the Shawnee County Extension Office. Find out more about Walk Kansas, join a team ($5 for the registration cost) and get motivated for eight weeks of healthier choices.

But what if you haven’t found a team to join yet? You can join a team sponsored by the Health Information Neighborhood at the library! Bring your Individual Registration Form to Lissa Staley at the library with a $5 check payable to Shawnee County Extension Council by March 7, 2014. We will form teams from everyone who is interested and stay motivated together on our 8-week challenge.

How does Walk Kansas work?

For 8 weeks from March 16 – May 10, team members track their minutes of physical activity and food choices including fruit and vegetables.

By popular request, teams can now choose from three challenges:

  • Challenge #1 – (150 minutes/week per individual, 423 miles for the team) – the distance across Kansas);
  • Challenge #2 – (5 hours of activity/week per individual, 846 miles for the team) – the distance across the state and back); or
  • Challenge #3 – (6 hours/week per individual, 1200 miles for the team) – the distance around the perimeter of the state.

Walking isn’t the only activity that counts. Read the participant information to learn about moderate and vigorous activities that count, and strengthening exercises.

Weekly Walk Kansas newsletters encourage your healthy choices and your accountability to your team helps keep you motivated to pursue your healthy eating and active living goals!

Learn more about Walk Kansas at the Shawnee County Extension Office.

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts & Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved Adorkable by Sarra Manning, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman and Tin Star by Cecil Castellucchi.