Has your weight been creeping up on you? Has your blood pressure gotten a little high? Or are you at risk for developing diabetes?
A prescription you will want to consider is Walk Kansas. Walk Kansas works through the drug – walking. Or in generic terms, physical activity; also known as the “wonder drug.”
This medication is used to prevent chronic disease and to extend life. It has been proven to help prevent and treat diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, breast and colon cancer, obesity, depression, anxiety, and osteoporosis. It also aids in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, helps ease pain from chronic disease, and slows functional decline from aging. The impact of this drug is enhanced if taken with a healthful diet and adequate sleep.
Dosage for the walking drug is a minimum of 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week (total of 150 minutes a week.) Take at least 10 minutes at a time. It is safe to take during pregnancy and lactation, and in combination with most other medications.
The side effects of the walking drug include decreased blood pressure, stronger muscles, stronger bones, more energy, positive attitude, better sleep, better productivity at home and work, improved ability to handle stress, lower risk for suffering a heart attack or stroke, better posture, increased flexibility; healthy weight; improved fitness, sharper memory, better pain management, reduced anxiety, improved balance and coordination, improved self-esteem; opportunities to socialize actively with friends and family.
To learn more about Walk Kansas contact your local extension office :
- Beloit – 785-738-3597
- Lincoln – 785-524-4432
- Mankato – 785-378-3174
- Osborne – 785-346-2521
- Smith Center – 785-282-6823
Drug-Walk Kansas- packets will be available soon with details. You can also learn more about Walk Kansas at www.WalkKansas.org.