Physical Activity

Walktober

Walktober is a month-long, physical activity incentive offered for free in our community every October.

Click here to register.

English: Calendar Card Walktober Flyer
Spanish translation: Calendar in Spanish Poster in Spanish

Click here for more information.

NEW Resource!
Work Well, Live Well a resource guide for encouraging physical activity in the workplace.

Walk at Work Day

Walk at Work Day has been celebrated in Sedgwick County on the third Wednesday in May since 2006. This year the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita, along with multiple partner organizations, continues the tradition. On Wednesday, May 17th, encourage employees to boost their energy with a walk!

Click here for the 2017 flyer. Click HERE to register.

NEW! Joint Use Agreement between Botanica and Health ICT worksites

Click here to learn more and to register your worksite.

Join us for the Kick-off event, Wednesday, May 17th from 11:00-1:00pm. Click here Facebook event.

How did your worksite participate in Walk at Work Day in 2016? Survey Responses:

  • Group walk at break time
  • Group walk at lunch
  • Set up two different times for groups to walk for front desk coverage
  • Staff walked during music recess which is scheduled every day at 3:30pm
  • Marked a path around out campus that equaled one mile
  • Gathered small prizes for participants to enter into a drawing for “goodie bags”
  • Employees that participated were allowed to wear jeans
  • Provided water (tied with blue ribbons) and stickers when walkers signed in
  • Weekly Wednesday staff meeting exchanged for a group walk

How did you communicate Walk at Work Day to your employees in 2016? Survey Responses:

  • Posted a flyer on the agency refrigerator
  • Discussed the event at the staff meeting
  • Emailed reminders to staff to walk
  • Poster on the company wellness facebook page
  • Reminder message sent day before and day of
  • Personal invitation to employees

Ideas to promote walk at work day:

  • Set up competitions between department in your worksite
  • Men vs. Women – based on the percentage of men & women working at the worksite
  • Competition by floors on multi-level buildings
  • Does your office require front desk coverage? Consider setting up a front desk relay – one at a time, employees walk a set path and then relieve the front desk staff upon return.
  • Consider allowing tennis shoe/jeans day
  • Schedule a regular trash clean-up walk around your facility.

Continue to Walk at Work year round. Resources to help you succeed:

1. How to Conduct a Walking Meeting
2. American Heart Association Workplace Walking Program Kit
3. Why Walk at Work
4. Sample physical activity policies

New for 2017, the Health & Wellness Coalition is promoting several opportunities to encourage walking at work.

Walk at Work Series

Click here for the flyer. Plan now to lace up…Get Moving, and Get Healthy this spring.

Bike Month is in May!

Each year in May, we celebrate bikes and the healthy lifestyle they promote. We recognize the benefits all over Wichita! For the 2016 calendar of events and more check out the Bike Month Website.

Bike Wichita Because…

It’s Fun

  • Time with family & friends
  • Relive childhood
  • Refresh — feel the breeze
  • Reduce stress

It’s Healthy

  • Increased fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Heart benefits
  • Reduced stress

It’s Smart

  • Save money
  • Keep the air clean
  • Reduce your carbon footprint

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