Kansas to begin campaign to encourage exercise

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Governor's Council on Fitness wants Kansans to get moving.

The Wichita Eagle reports that a statewide campaign to encourage exercise and combat obesity begins Saturday. The campaign is called Get Active Kansas and features a new website where residents can log their physical activity.

Participants can receive credit for up to 60 minutes of exercise each day. The goal is to complete at least 600 minutes a month. That amounts to 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

About two-thirds of Kansas adults were classified as overweight or obese in 2012. And the 2011 Kansas Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that nearly one in four Kansas high school students were classified as overweight or obese.

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Online:

Get Active Kansas: www.moveacrosskansas.ks.gov

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