The Missouri on the Move is four weeks in and all seems to be going well.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Health Program Associate Jennifer Butler:

Jennifer Butler

Press Release from MU Extension

The Missouri on the Move…in Lafayette County” has been in full force for the past 4 weeks in Odessa, Mayview, Bates City, Concordia, Waverly and Alma. There are teams at organizations and worksites throughout the county. The team members are walking daily and recording their steps. The goal of the program is to encourage participants to increase their steps by 2000 steps each day.

This is the time in the 8 week program where it is easy for walkers to lose interest in the program. If you get sidetracked due to illness or other conflicts, don’t quit. Your team needs you! Get out your pedometer and start moving. Even if you missed recording your steps for several days, you can follow through by starting this week to count your steps and report them to your team leader. Remember, lasting change begins with small steps and doing something is better than doing nothing.

Various prizes and incentives will be awarded to individuals and teams. The top walker will receive a $50 gift certificate, and there will be drawings for additional gift certificates for those who complete the program.
For more information on the Missouri on the Move…in Lafayette County program, contact Jennifer Butler or Lynda Johnson with the University of Missouri Extension Office at (660) 584.3658 or email [email protected]

“Missouri on the Move” is sponsored by the Healthcare Coalition of Lafayette County, Lafayette County Health Department, I-70 Community Hospital, Patricia’s Foods, University of Missouri Extension, and Social Innovation For Missouri (SIM)-which is funded by: MO Foundation for Health, Health Care Foundation of Greater KC, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC.