Walk Kansas, a statewide health and fitness initiative, began Sunday and will continue through May 28. Marion County extension agent Renae Riedy said Friday that 16 teams have been formed in Marion County.
She said individuals may still sign up through Thursday by going to www.walkkansas.org or contacting Riedy at the Marion County Extension Office or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals will be placed in a team.
Each member of a team of six is required to meet a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. If a team reaches this goal collectively, they will have walked across the state of Kansas, 423 miles, in eight weeks. Higher levels of activity are elective.
Participants will receive weekly newsletters and will be evaluated at the end of the program to determine the progress they have made toward fitness and better health.