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Jan 30, 2023

Making just a few lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on our health. In fact, two-thirds of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and others, can be prevented by making lifestyle changes. K-State Research and Extension’s Walk Kansas program, an 8-week, team-based challenge to be physically active most days of the week and eat more fruits and vegetables, has helped thousands of participants make lifestyle changes to improve their mental and physical health. Walk Kansas state leader, Sharolyn Jackson, says the program enables participants to make small changes over several weeks to improve their health and well-being. This year’s Walk Kansas begins March 26th and runs through May 20th.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.