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Another Reason to Get Up and Move!

Being sedentary has been associated with several negative healthy outcomes. Now there is a potential link to cancer mortality.

In a study of 8,002 adults, studied over five years, found 268 participants were independently associated with cancer mortality. Participants wore a hip-mounted accelerometer to measure activity for seven days. Replacing 30 minutes of sitting with 30-minutes of light activity resulted in 8% lower risk of cancer mortality. A 30–minute moderate amount of activity resulted in 31% lower risk of cancer mortality.

The message continues, get up and move for better health!

Source: JAMA Oncology, June 18, 2020


Have a Fun, Active and Healthy Celebration!

Red Spherical Christmas Ornament ca. 2002

Celebrate the New Year with some simple steps for a fun, healthy, and active event!

  1. Add activities to get people moving and interacting.
  2. Festive foods are eye-catching. Fun shapes or a garnish make a dish pop!
  3. Make ice cubes with 100% juice or added fruit for flavor.
  4. Savor each bite. Add some flavor with a cultural favorite.
  5. Alongside party food favorites, have fruit kabobs, vegetable trays arranged for the party theme, and simple swaps like offering whole-grain crackers.
  6. Let’s dance! Get people up and moving with party games or dancing.
  7. Sneak in healthier options with simple ingredient swaps or try a new recipe.
  8. Keep it simple. That can save a lot of stress! Ask guests to bring a favorite food or have them plan party games. Don’t forget to get the kids involved!
  9. Shop smart to fit your budget. Make a list and shop grocery sale ads for savings. Don’t forget coupons for extra savings.
  10. Be an example for healthy habits. The kids are watching!



Screen-Free Week!

Just put it down and walk away. Discover the joy of life without looking at digital entertainment. From April 30-May6, 2018, unplug with Screen-Free Week. Just think of the possibilities from playing, reading, daydreaming, exploring, and hanging out with family and friends!

Why celebrate this concept? It is evident that digital entertainment is dominating kids lives. Too much screen time is linked to poor school performance, obesity, and attention difficulties.

To help you plan screen-free events, there are handouts in English and Spanish available at under the “Essential Handouts” tab. There are also ideas to keep this going beyond Screen-Free Week under the “Additional Resources” tab.

While this event is targeted to children, adults can benefit from putting down the screen and enjoying some time with family and friends.



PicnicThe weather will improve, I just know it! To help you get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, the Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans and other partners have collaborated to promote healthy living in a variety of ways.

GetOutdoorsKansas is available to help you plan your activities. It encourages healthy, active outdoor lifestyles; conservation, awareness and respect; natural resources stewardship; and recreation participation.

Learn more at, follow them on Facebook, and download the app to your phone to plan activities on the go.


Walk Kansas is Almost Here!

Get your teams together now! The KSRE Walk Kansas health initiative will be held March 17—May 12, 2018.

The goal of Walk Kansas it to help teams of six people be more active, make better nutrition choices, and walk away stress. For many, it’s a great way to get motivated to lead a healthier life.

Also, mark your calendars for the third annual 5K for the Fight to be held May 5, 2018 on the K-State campus in Manhattan, KS.

Sign up and Walk Kansas!