Tag: Physical Activity

Walk Kansas: Your Cure to Those Winter Blues!

What is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind and spirit? You guessed it – move your way, every day! K-State Research and Extension is pleased to offer Walk Kansas, a health initiative designed to help you move more, eat better and live life to the fullest. Walk Kansas is a team-based program, meaning that you are part of a 4-6 member team and together you will select a goal (challenge) to work toward during the 8 weeks (March 17-May 11, 2019). Here are the options for your team:

  • Challenge 1: 8 Wonders of Kansas! This journey requires each person to get 2 ½ hrs of activity per/wk.
  • Challenge 2: Cross Country, which requires 4 hrs of activity per person/week.
  • Challenge 3: Little Balkans to Nicodemus –This requires 6 hrs of activity per person/week.

This year, each Post Rock District Walk Kansas participant will receive 2 complimentary day passes to the NCK Wellenss Center in Beloit! Walk Kansas 2019 will go from March 17th until May 11th and registration is now open at www.walkkansasonline.org or by visiting any Post Rock District Extension office.  If registering online, be sure to choose “Post Rock District” as your county/district. Registration for Walk Kansas is $8 per participant and orange or navy Walk Kansas T-shirts are available for $9. If you’re looking for something motivating and fun to beat those winter blues, join us for Walk Kansas 2019!

By:  Ashley Svaty

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy coming to Lincoln!

Have you been wanting to make your health a priority?  Now is a great time to do just that!  Registration is now open for the upcoming older adult strength training program Stay Strong, Stay Healthy. Strength training is especially important in older adults and can improve balance, strength, flexibility, and quality of life.

Two classes will be offered, one from 2-3pm and 3:30-4:30pm. We will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning February 20th and ending April 15th.

The sessions will be held at the Lincoln Senior Center. Cost for this program is $20, but there are financial scholarships available.  Registration is required, and you can do so by visiting our office in Lincoln or by calling (785) 524-4432.  Feel free to contact Ashley, the instructor at asvaty@ksu.edu  with any questions about the program.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Walk Kansas

Walk Kansas 2019 will be held from March 17th – May 11th. The goal of this motivating health initiative is to help you and others lead a healthier life. Join this program to become more active with family and friends, make better nutrition choices, and walk away stress. What a great way to kick off the new year!

Be sure to watch for registration information mid-February, you don’t want to miss out on the fun and prizes!

For more information about this motivating health program visit http://www.walkkansas.org/ or email Ashley at asvaty@ksu.edu

By:  Ashley Svaty

Walk Kansas

Walk Kansas 2019 will be held from March 17th – May 11th. The goal of this motivating health initiative is to help you and others lead a healthier life. Join this program to become more active with family and friends, make better nutrition choices, and walk away stress. What a great way to kick off the new year!

The Poker Walks last year were such a great success that we are planning to hold a couple throughout the district again! Be sure to watch for registration information mid-February, you don’t want to miss out on the fun and prizes!

For more information about this motivating health program visit http://www.walkkansas.org/ or email Ashley at asvaty@ksu.edu

By:  Ashley Svaty

Give an Active Gift

If you have a technology related item near the top of your holiday or birthday wish list, you’re not alone.  Many adults and children ask for some form of technology which might be a tablet, TV, smart phone, video game, etc.  Although these forms of technology might sound great and are okay to use every once in a while, too much sedentary behavior and screen time negatively impacts health in numerous ways.  Before making a purchase that will encourage more screen time and sitting, consider giving a gift that will keep kids and families active throughout the year!

Ideas for Active Gifts:

  • Balls, Frisbees, hula hoops
  • Sleds
  • Scooters, bikes and riding toys (along with helmet, knee/elbow pads)
  • Roller blades or roller skates (along with helmet, knee/elbow pads)
  • Sports equipment
  • Active music
  • Kites or sand box toys
  • Active board games
  • Family membership to a fitness center, children’s museum, or zoo.
  • Fishing poles
  • Gardening equipment
  • Pair of sneakers

Source: University of Nebraska Extension

By:  Ashley Svaty

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy coming to Smith Center!

Have you been wanting to make your health a priority?  Now is a great time to do just that!  Registration is now open for the upcoming older adult strength training program Stay Strong, Stay Healthy. Strength training is especially important in older adults and can improve balance, strength, flexibility, and quality of life. We will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning October 22nd-December 19th from 9:30-10:30am. The session will be held at the Srader Center in Smith Center. Cost for this program is $20, but there are financial scholarships available.  Registration is required by October 19th, and you can do so by visiting our office in Smith Center or by calling (785) 282-6823.  A minimum of six participants is required.  Feel free to contact Ashley, the instructor at asvaty@ksu.edu  with any questions about the program.

By:  Ashley Svaty