Walk Kansas is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
. It’s important that you find activities you enjoy and that fit into your lifestyle. The minimum recommendation for moderate physical activity is 150 minutes per week, which is equal to 30 minutes of activity at least five days/week. Muscle strengthening exercises are suggested at least two days each week and you should allow a rest day between.
The videos below feature information on getting the most from your walking routine and guidelines for basic strength training exercises. Thanks to Peters Recreation Complex at Kansas State University for their help with these videos.
Before and after any physical activity, be sure to stretch. Here are some resources to help you stretch safely.
Running in the USA - Work Hard. Play Harder
Upcoming races in Kansas for 2013
[click the video links below to watch]