February 12, 2013
K-State Research and Extension’s annual Walk Kansas program encourages state residents to shake off winter’s inactivity with an eight-week springtime exercise program, which can include a walking a distance equal to the 423 miles it is from the state’s eastern to western border.
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Population health research tells us that there are many factors that influence health status, including genetics, social circumstances, environmental exposures, health care and behavioral patterns. What most people might not fully realize is that behavioral patterns have the single greatest influence on personal and population health.
A walk across Kansas would be a 423-mile journey.