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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

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

Congratulations Walk Kansas Participants!

Walk Kansas was such a fun, eventful, and definitely healthful 8 weeks this year! We gave away fantastic prizes, had 5 area poker walks, and developed a new facebook group to stay connected and motivate each other, along with much more. Collectively, Post Rock District had 386 walkers and walked 40,090 miles! I would say that this was a great year to be in Walk Kansas.

If you haven’t participated in Walk Kansas, you have been missing out and we hope you join us next year. To find out more about Walk Kansas, please visit our Walk Kansas homepage here.

By:  Ashley Svaty

Walk Kansas Poker Walks

Walk for health, fun, and prizes! Post Rock District is hosting 5 area poker walks to celebrate Walk Kansas.  Bring a friend, have fun, and walk as much as you would like.  The walkers with the best and worst poker hand at each event will win a prize.  There will also be a special prize for 2018 Walk Kansas participants. For more information about these poker walks, please contact Ashley Svaty, asvaty@ksu.edu. Walk Kansas Participants be sure to wear your Walk Kansas t-shirts!  We hope to see you there!

Poker Walk Locations:

Lincoln Courthouse
April 20th, 11:30-1pm

Emerson Lake in Jewell
(1 block West on Pearl Street off Hwy 14)
April 23rd, 4:30-6pm

Osborne Track
April 25th, 11:30-1pm

Smith Center Track
April 25th, 6:30-8pm

Mitchell County Courthouse
April 27th, 11:30-1pm

By:  Ashley Svaty

Walk Kansas Registration Deadline March 12th

Walk Kansas is an 8-week health initiative that encourages individuals and teams to reach health goals. Participants receive a weekly newsletter which includes articles about health, exercises, tips, and nutritious recipes.

This year Walk Kansas is specifically focusing on the importance of stretching and will include an optional pre/post fitness assessment for participants to measure their improvement over the 8-weeks.

Participants log minutes of moderate or vigorous activity daily and report online or to a team captain. Activities besides walking such as strengthening exercises, yoga, bike riding, team sports and others count toward Walk Kansas minutes. Teammates do not have to walk or exercise together, but are encouraged to connect and support each other, which is made easy through the online Walk Kansas system.

The 2018 Challenges:

  • 8 Wonders Challenge: Each team member has a goal to log 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous activity per week. Collectively the team would walk 435 miles over the 8-week program. This trail is featured in Marci Penner’s 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook.
  • Cross Country Challenge: Each team member logs 4 hours of activity per week which would take the team on a 764 mile trail over the span of the program.
  • Little Balkans to Nicodemus Challenge: 1,200 mile Kansas trail, with each team member logging 6 hours of moderate-to-vigorous activity each week.

For Post Rock District Walk Kansas participants, the program cost begins at $8. T-Shirts can be purchased at an additional cost. This year will have many giveaways including a few 8 Wonders of Kansas books, Walk Kansas ¾ sleeve t-shirts, hoodies, and more! Poker walks will also be happening across the district so be sure to join in on the fun! Join our Post Rock District Walk Kansas group on Facebook to learn more about Walk Kansas. Participants will have the opportunity to earn 4 Health Quest credits upon completion of the program.

Register today at any Post Rock District office or at www.walkkansasonline.org!

By:  Ashley Svaty

Join the Post Rock District Walk Kansas Facebook Group!

If you’re looking to stay in the know and up to date on all of the upcoming Walk Kansas events, join the Post Rock District Walk Kansas Facebook Group! This group will share health tips to keep you motivated throughout the challenge and will also offer opportunities for you to win prizes! Click here to join the Post Rock District Walk Kansas Group!

By:  Ashley Svaty