Participation in Live Healthy Iowa program encouraged

Veterans Memorial Hospital is encouraging individuals in the area communities to sign up to participate in Live Healthy Iowa this winter and spring. The length of the Live Healthy Iowa program is 10 weeks, allowing those involved a good duration to truly make these wellness changes a habit. Teams can be anywhere from two to 10 members per team allowing for greater flexibility for each team. The program is web-based with a personal tracking page that allows everyone to keep their own results right in front of them at all times.  And the professional support offered by Live Healthy Iowa offers weekly motivational emails and unlimited access to recipes, workouts and other health information, all easily accessible on the Live Healthy Iowa website.
For the last three years, Allamakee County won the community participation prize for the number of residents enrolled in the program. Nearly 100 of those members were hospital staff who felt the program was very beneficial and well supported by the Iowa Sports Foundation.
Teams can now be formed to be ready to begin the Live Health Iowa 10-week challenge January 26, running through April 3. Veterans Memorial Hospital will then be awarding all those who participate in the 10-week challenge with a participation prize at the annual wellness fair May 13.
To sign up for the Live Healthy Iowa 10-week challenge, visit Veterans Memorial Hospital will also continue to offer registration directions and support on this new wellness program in the next few issues of the local papers.
For more information, call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at 563-568-3411.