The Ottumwa Courier

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January 28, 2014

Iowans committing to wellness

AMES — Nearly 26,000 Iowans have begun tracking activity minutes and/or weight loss as part of Live Healthy Iowa's 13th annual 10 Week Wellness Challenge.

This simple and affordable challenge provides Iowans an opportunity to improve their health while engaging in a fun, friendly competition. The 10 Week Wellness Challenge kicked off on Monday and runs through April 4. Anyone still wishing to join the challenge can register through Feb. 28.

Over the past 13 years, Live Healthy Iowa has seen remarkable lifestyle changes in challenge participants. Iowans are encouraged to team up with two to 10 friends, family members or co-workers, commit to making healthy lifestyle choices, support each other and track their progress. For $20, each participant will receive an official 10 Week Wellness Challenge T-shirt, a one-year subscription to a magazine of choice, exclusive discounts at businesses statewide and chances to win a four-night tropical cruise for two, gift cards, bikes, fitness shoes plus other 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.

Recruit your friends, family or co-workers to make healthy lifestyle changes in 2014. Rally your team and register at www.livehealthyiowa.org.

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