504 individuals participated on teams in the Post Rock District throughout the 2015 Walk Kansas challenge. Walk Kansas began March 15th and lasted eight weeks, ending on May 9th. Teams focused on achieving a minimum of 150 minutes/week of moderate intensity physical activity. The challenge also helped incorporate strength training exercises into one’s routine and increase daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Walk Kansas teams visualized their efforts of traveling across Kansas, by recording one mile for every 15 minutes of physical activity. Teams selected a challenge to strive for throughout the experience. Challenge #1 involved traveling 423 miles across the state; Challenge #2 involved traveling 846 miles across the state and back; and Challenge #3 involved traveling 1200 miles around the perimeter of Kansas.
We’re excited to highlight some district-wide results of this year’s challenge. The results demonstrate the participants’ commitment to make health and wellness a priority.
è The Post Rock District had 504 Walk Kansas participants, making up 84 teams.
è Throughout the Post Rock District, a total of 68,133 miles were traveled during the 8 week challenge.
è 66 teams successfully met the challenge they set a goal to achieve. Many of these teams achieved or came close to achieving a higher challenge (some food-for-thought as you plan your goals for next year)!
è 18 of the teams that did not meet the challenge they set a goal for accomplished the challenge one level below their goal. Example: Team “A” set a goal to accomplish Challenge 3. They traveled 1000 miles, which was 200 miles short of Challenge 3, but a successful accomplishment of Challenge 2.
è 94% of the Post Rock District’s teams successfully traveled a minimum of 423 miles. This minimum benchmark is comparable to each team member exercising 150 minutes each week. This accomplishment aligns with the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
The Post Rock District has a wealth of resources that can assist with incorporating health and wellness activities into your routine. Feel free to contact your local Post Rock District Office to be connected with resources that fit your needs. Some great online resources include:
è Walk Kansas Website: http://www.walkkansas.org/
è Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: www.health.gov/paguidelines/
è Walk Kansas Newsletters: http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/walk-kansas/
è Walk Strong Videos: http://www.walkkansas.org/p.aspx?tabid=66
è MyPlate Guidelines: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/