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March 16 - May 10, 2014
Walk Kansas Newsletter - Issue 10, 2013 (Spanish) NEW!
K-State Fitness Challenge Announced
High Step'n Grandmas!
"We look forward to many more active years with our grandchildren!"
These active grandmas proudly display the names of their grandchildren. They are employees at the Good Samaritan long term care facility in Decatur County.
Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life. Join this program and
- be more active with friends and family,
- make better nutrition choices,
- and walk away your stress.
Being Active Year-round
K-State Research and Extension state coordinator for Walk Kansas and the family and consumer sciences specialist for Northeast Kansas, Sharolyn Jackson, says the transition from summer to fall provides an opportunity to be outside and to be active. On today’s Sound Living: tips for staying active year-round and a look ahead to what’s being planned for next year’s Walk Kansas.
Walking to a Healthy Lifestyle
It's the Best Program Extension Has!
Marge Neely has spent the last 10 years recruiting others in Neosho County to join Walk Kansas because she thinks it has the possibility of helping more people help themselves than any other program she knows of. Here she is with Tara Solomon, former FCS Agent in the Southwind District and Sharolyn Jackson, director of the Walk Kansas program.
2013 - Team Count: 2608
I Learned a Lot About Portion Sizes
I decided to count and record calories as well as fruit and vegetable servings, and I learned a lot about proper portion sizes. I wanted to lose about a pound a week, and actually lost 10 pounds over the 8 weeks. With the knowledge I gained from tracking all my eating and recording the calorie count, I feel well prepared to continue to eat in a healthy manner and maintain proper weight.
Walk Kansas Participant
Walk with Ease is a new structured walking program, from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, that offers support, information, and tools to help participants develop successful exercise routines.
Choose a self-directed online program, or join others in a six-week group series led by a certified leader. Learn proper stretching and pain management techniques, as well as build stamina and walking pace. The program can be modified to meet individual needs of participants.