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Walk Kansas

Walk Kansas is a team-based program to celebrate healthy living through an 8 week wellness challenge in the spring (start date in March).

Join this program and expect to be more active with friends and family, make better nutrition choices, and walk away your stress! Visit www.walkkansas.org or check back here for more information!

"If walking was a pill or surgical procedure it would be on 60 minutes." Dr. Bob Sallis, Kaiser Permanente family practitioner. 

Walking may be the next big health-care breakthrough that could save Americans more than $100 billion a year. Research supports the power of walking, and other forms of moderate activity, which could cut the rates of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and Alzheimer's by at least 40 percent. In addition to reducing risk for chronic disease, regular physical activity offers benefits almost immediately. After 8 weeks of activity during Walk Kansas, participants report they have more energy, endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, they get better sleep and have a better attitude. 

People out walking also benefit their towns, cities, and communities by making them livelier, safer, and more attractive places to live, work and play. 

Since 2001, K-State Research and Extension has promoted and encouraged this amazing health treatment – walking – through the Walk Kansas program. 

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  • Don’t feel like getting active? Learn some tips for getting motivated. 


  • Too busy for physical activity? Get tips for fitting more activity into your day.  


Time to take advantage of the beautiful weather! WALKtober is based on Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which recommend a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week OR 75 minutes of vigorous exercise/week. If you wear a fitness tracker, you can report 15 minutes of activity for 2,000 steps (after 6,000 initial steps). 

Research shows that regular physical activity has many great advantages. Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and anxiety and help you sleep better. Exercise can also strengthen your heart and improve your circulation. This helps lower your risk of heart diseases such as high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, and heart attack.