Start Spring with Walk Kansas
March 15 - May 9, 2020
Walk Kansas is an 8-week healthy living program encouraging family members, schoolmates, co-workers, friends, and neighbors to come together as a team. Participants will set goals for health and fitness. This is an excellent opportunity to promote health and fitness for the entire family, from small children to grandparents, while building family unity.
Teams of 6, with a captain, log minutes of activity for 8 weeks by selecting one the these challenges:
Challenge 1) Explore the 8 Wonders of Kansas. This will require each person to log 2 1/2 hours of moderate/vigorous activity per week. This trail is 480 miles.
Challenge 2) Go Cross Country. Begin is the NE corner and trek diagonally to the SW corner of the state and see a lot of interesting points along the way! Each person logs 4 hours/week, which will take the team 768 miles.
Challenge 3) Explore the Little Balkans(SE KS) and the head to Nicodemus) This requires each person to log 6 hours/week and the trail is 1152 miles.
Physical Activity Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate and/or vigorous intensity activity/week. 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. Moving regularly throughout your day is important, but you can get a lot of steps in without reaching moderate or vigorous intensity which is the type of exercise that raises your heart rate and helps to reduce your health risks. Walk Kansas challenges you to get a variety of physical activity!
Learn more about at www.walkkansas.org