LHI Tip of the Week – NEW Features for 2014 10 Week Wellness Challenge

PrintLive Healthy Iowa and Live Healthy Iowa Kids 10 Week Wellness Challenges kick off in January and 2014 is going to be the best year yet! We have made many great additions, updated features and are giving you the opportunity to train with us and participate in a Live Healthy Iowa 5K at the end of the challenge!

The adult 10 Week Wellness Challenge kicks off on January 27th and encourages Iowans to team up with 2-10 with friends, family or co-workers, commit to making healthy lifestyle choices, support each other and track their progress on their personal dashboard. NEW in 2014, challenge participants will have the ability to sync their favorite mobile apps and devices with their Live Healthy Iowa dashboard, create specialized, detailed fitness plans to meet their goals, experience updated tracking features in your ‘myProgress’ tab  and receive half price registration for one of 14 statewide Live Healthy Iowa 5K events held on April 12, 2014.

For $20 per team member, each participant will receive an official 10 Week Wellness Challenge t-shirt, a one year monthly subscription to a magazine of your choice including Fitness, Men’s Health, Every Day with Rachel Ray and 8 other popular covers, exclusive discounts at businesses in your area, and chances to win a four night tropical cruise for two, gift cards, bikes, fitness shoes plus other great prizes! Challenge participants will have unlimited access to an abundance of wellness resources on Live Healthy Iowa’s website such as healthy recipes, workouts and a personal tracking page where they can track their progress, message teammates, set goals and much more. Registration opens

The Live Healthy Iowa Kids 10 Week Wellness Challenge will encourage Iowa’s youth to consume healthier foods/beverages, as well as, increase physical activity minutes. Registration is now open and schools can encourage their classrooms to create teams of 5-30 students. During the entire ten weeks, youth will track their activity minutes and during two-week time periods, the youth will track fruit intake, vegetable intake, milk consumption, water consumption and screen time minutes.

The challenge is free for all youth and is designed in a competition format so schools can choose to compete against other schools in their neighborhoods or they may choose to offer competition amongst their own classrooms.  Live Healthy Iowa Kids is proud to offer weekly motivational emails, an online team tracking page, opportunities to win incentives during and after the challenge and access to many online resources. As usual, five teams will be awarded at the end of the challenge with cash prizes for their school’s PE/Health department; 1-$1,000 and 4-$500.

Recruit your friends, family or co-workers to make healthy lifestyle changes in 2014! Rally your team and register at www.livehealthyiowa.org beginning December 16th. Registration for Live Healthy Iowa Kids 10 Week Wellness Challenge is open and you can register today at http://www.livehealthyiowakids.org! Would your community, business or organization like to participate in Live Healthy Iowa’s 10 Week Wellness Challenge? Contact info@livehealthyiowa.org today for your group ID!

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