IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION
STRUT YOUR PUP THIS SPRING WITH LIVE HEALTHY IOWA
Registration for six-week challenge now open
AMES, Iowa - March 17, 2014 - It's spring, the sun is shining and the dogs are barking! Live Healthy Iowa wants you to treat your furry friend to plenty of activity this season by registering for the upcoming Strut Your Pup Challenge. The second annual challenge will begin April 21 and registration is now open at www.livehealthyiowa.org.
The six-week challenge encourages adult Iowans to improve their health, and that of their dog, through increased amounts of walking and/or active play. Studies have shown that people who regularly walk dogs may benefit from lower blood pressure, have a trimmer waistline and suffer from fewer chronic diseases. Dogs are a great accountability partner; keeping you active and on schedule.
The $8 registration fee for the Strut Your Pup Challenge includes a collapsible water bowl, weekly email tips, a personal online tracking page, the opportunity to win prizes and a $5 discount off participation in Iowa State University's SCAVMA Scamper 5k/10k run on April 26.
The challenge is not limited to dog owners. Live Healthy Iowa encourages those interested to seek out volunteer opportunities with local shelters, or contact friends or neighbors who may have a loyal pet eager for activity.
For more information on the Strut Your Pup Challenge, please visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.
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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 2012, more than 208,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa program. To learn more, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.
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