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Dec 6, 2021

Winter, because of its shorter days and colder temperatures, can be a challenging time to be physically active. However, a K-State Research and Extension northeast family and consumer sciences specialist and coordinator of the Walk Kansas program, says if we can identify our “WHY” for wanting to be physically active, have a plan for being outdoors and identify ways to stay active when we’re stuck indoors, we can enjoy the benefits that come from being physically active. Sharolyn Jackson says the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our physical activity routine – and people reacted differently to the change.

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.