Get moving. Get healthy.
It’s time for the Live Healthy Iowa 10-week Wellness Challenge. Sign up to work on activity minutes or weight loss – or both. The challenge is January 22 through March 30.
Participants need to partner with at least one other person, said Angela Kroeze-Visser of Community Health Partners. Teams of two to 10 people track activity minutes and/or weight loss over the 10-week period, through the Live Healthy Iowa website.
Friendly competition among teams is encouraged.
Participants receive access to a personal dashboard to record progress, with the ability to sync apps and devices.
Participants also receive a challenge t-shirt, a one-year magazine subscription, a $10 discount for Live Healthy Iowa 5K events, the chance to win weekly prizes, access to online tools and more.
The registration fee is $22 per person.
Teams should register at livehealthyiowa.org. The group code is LHIsiouxco for teams in Sioux County. Sign up under the code to be able to compete with other Sioux County teams, said Kroeze-Visser.
“Challenges like the 10-week Challenge provide extra motivation to stick with healthy habits,” she said. “Being part of a team can help to motivate you to move more, even in the winter, even when you don’t feel like it!”
Major sponsors of the Wellness Challenge are the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Food & Family Project. For more information, call Community Health Partners, 712.737.2971.