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Walk Kansas State Leader

Sharolyn Jackson
Sharolyn Flaming Jackson
K-State Research and Extension
1007 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-2273
sharolyn@ksu.edu

 

A health initiative presented by Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

Physical Activity

Physical ActivityBeing 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.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate and/or vigorous intensity activity/week. Moderate intensity activity is a level where you can barely talk, but not sing. Moderate is about 100 steps per minute. If you can only say a few words without stopping to catch your breath, you are working at vigorous intensity. A combination of moderate and vigorous activity is good.


Muscle strengthening activities are recommended at least 2 days per week. By working all major muscle groups, you can prevent muscle loss, increase strength and increase bone density.

 

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Celebrating Success!

"After a heart operation 8 years ago and now with afib, vigorous exercise for me is walking up and down hills with my dogs. I appreciate the program's definition of "vigorous" activity with regard to singing, etc., since I think this helps people like me participate. "Vigorous" for me has certainly changed in the last 10 years!"
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Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is an evidenced based eight-week program for older adults that meets the recommendation for healthy muscle strength. The program's goal is to improve health and quality of life.

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Every Body Walk!

Every Body Walk! strives to get Americans up and moving. Spread the message that walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week really can improve your overall health and prevent disease. Look for news, videos, social networking, and more to share with your family and friends.

Get more information at www.everybodywalk.org