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Whether with a friend, family member, neighbor or pet, having a walking partner will remind you to get moving while you enjoy October’s mild temperatures.
Walktober is a free, community-wide physical activity initiative, encouraging you to engage in the recommended 30 minutes of activity five or more days of the week and walking is a perfect way to meet that goal.
Why do we need a designated month to put one foot in front of the other? On average, experts say, we take a fraction of the recommended 10,000 steps per day. Walking is an easy exercise that packs powerful benefits, such as weight management and blood pressure control. Walking also decreases your risk of a heart attack, lowers your risk of a stroke and even protects against hip fractures.
Bring a copy of your completed calendar to the Wellness Fair in November for a bonus entry to win door prizes!
To be entered for prizes offered by the Health and Wellness Coalition, you will still need to register and submit your time through the HWC of Wichita page.
The Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita and the following partner organizations: o K-State Research and Extension-Sedgwick Co., HealthICT, Midwest Dairy Council, Child Care Aware of Kansas, Sedgwick County Department on Aging, USD259, Via Christi/Safe Kids, Child Start, Gallagher Benefit Services, Bike Walk Wichita, Genesis Health Clubs and Wichita State University Campus Recreation.
For more information, visit facebook.com/walktoberwichita