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There's still time to register for 10 Week Wellness Challenge

AMES, Iowa - Jan. 28, 2014 - 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 Friday, April 4th. Anyone still wishing to join the challenge can register through February 28.

Over the past 13 years, Live Healthy Iowa has seen remarkable lifestyle changes in challenge participants, including Rodney Davis of Algona. Rodney shares, "In 2011 I decided I needed to challenge myself to improve my health. With information from Live Healthy Iowa, watching my portion size and walking each day for 30 to 45 minutes I was able to achieve my initial goal. I continued to set goals in small increments so I felt success as I accomplished them. I have lost 175 pounds since my first 10 Week Wellness Challenge and my pant size has dropped 12 sizes. I have never felt better about myself. People need to know they can do this if they are ready and willing to commit to a healthier lifestyle."

Iowans are encouraged to team up with 2-10 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 including Fitness, Men's Health, Every Day with Rachel Ray and 8 other popular covers, exclusive discounts at businesses statewide 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.

Recruit your friends, family or co-workers to make healthy lifestyle changes in 2014! Rally your team and register at Would your community, business or organization like to participate in Live Healthy Iowa's 10 Week Wellness Challenge? Contact us today for your group ID!

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About Live Healthy Iowa
Live Healthy Iowa, formerly Lighten Up Iowa, was created in 2001 by the Iowa Sports Foundation as a strategic health initiative to address the state's growing obesity problem. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change. In 2013, more than 252,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa program. To learn more, visit

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