Adrienne Byrne-Lutz, MS
1900 E. 9th St.
Wichita, KS 67214
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In Sedgwick County, 38 percent of adults are overweight
and 24 percent are obese; while 16 percent of our children and young adults are
overweight. Obesity is a pandemic affecting all Americans either directly
or indirectly; it is costly to our bodies and our
bottom lines. Read more about
obesity in Sedgwick County in the Data Book.
The recommended amount of physical activity is at least 30 minutes of
moderate activity five or more times per week. Only 32 percent of Sedgwick County adults
get the recommended amount of physical activity.
Read about the benefits of physical activity (hint: there are many more than
just looking good in a bathing suit, as if that weren't enough!).
Many personal variables affect our plans to become more physically
active. Some include not having enough
time to exercise, lack self-motivation, or finding exercise boring. Some
people fear being injured or lack encouragement, support or companionship
from family and friends.
Barriers to Being Active Quiz can help you identify the types of
physical activity barriers that are undermining your ability to make regular
physical activity an integral part of your life.
Waking is free (after purchase of a pair of walking/running shoes) and you
can do it almost anywhere and anytime. Here are some places to walk in
Wear a pedometer and try to get 10,000 steps a day.
Use this chart to convert your activities to steps!
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