Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge Starts January 29th

Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge Starts January 29th

             Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is again partnering with Live Healthy Iowa to provide the 10 Week Wellness Challenge.  For the past 12 years, Live Healthy Iowa has provided Iowans with tools and resources to lead happy and healthy lives.  We continue our mission to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation.

            Over the course of 10 weeks, teams of 2-10 people track activity minutes and/or weight loss through the Live Healthy Iowa website.  This is a simple and affordable challenge that provides Iowans an opportunity to improve their health while engaging in a fun, friendly competition.  Teams can be composed of coworkers, families, community groups, or whoever you can put together.

            After building your team, members are encouraged to select a captain.  Captains should gather email addresses, t-shirt sizes and registration fee.  Teams are registered on www.livehealthyiowa.org  Members will also log onto this site for unlimited access to recipes, videos, workouts and healthy information, along with tracking progress throughout the 10 Week Wellness Challenge (January 28-April 5).

            Entries are just $20.  In addition to the online resources and tracking tools, each team member receives a Live Healthy Iowa training t-shirt, weekly motivational emails, a one year subscription to a lifestyle magazine (9 options), the opportunity to win prizes, an access card for health and wellness discounts across the state, and free registration for the Iowa Games Fitness Walk events.

            After the 10 Week Wellness Challenge is completed, Live Healthy Iowa has several more healthy opportunities throughout the year, including the Strut Your Pup, Burst Your Thirst, The Next Step, and Healthy Families Challenges.  There are also challenges just for kids!

            For more information on Live Healthy Iowa and these programs, check out the www.livehealthyiowa.org  website.  You can also visit the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Montgomery County at 400 Bridge Street or call 712-623-2592.  Brochures are available for the 10 Week Wellness Challenge to help you get started.  Take the first step to wellness today!

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