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February 27, 2012

Two days left to sign up for Live Healthy Iowa’s 100 Day Wellness Challenge

Ability to register will end Wednesday, Feb, 29 at midnight

CENTERVILLE — With 68 days left in Live Healthy Iowa’s 100 Day Wellness Challenge, there's still time to get involved.

Live Healthy Iowa's 100 Day Wellness Challenge will close registration at midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 29. With 68 days left in the Challenge, 33,492 Iowans are currently registered and recording their activity minutes and/or weight loss. Participants in the 2012 100 Day Wellness Challenge have logged more than 26 million activity minutes and lost nearly 64,000 pounds.  

The 100 Day Wellness Challenge is a simple and affordable challenge encouraging Iowans to make healthy choices. Over the course of 100 days, teams of two to 10 people take part in friendly competition tracking activity minutes and/or weight loss through the Live Healthy Iowa website.  

Participants and teams actively recording their minutes of activity and/or weight loss on the Live Healthy Iowa website are eligible for individual and team incentives, including bikes, shoes, iPods, gift cards, a 4-night tropical cruise for two, and more. All registered participants will receive a Live Healthy Iowa T-shirt, personal tracking page, weekly motivational emails and more.

"The 100 Day Wellness Challenge is a great way to jump-start healthy changes in your life," said Nicole Bruce, health initiatives director of Live Healthy Iowa. "The team experience provides a great support system and makes the challenge a lot of fun. Join us today!"

Register today or learn more about the 100 Day Wellness Challenge at www.livehealthyiowa.org.  

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 2011, more than 152,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa program. To learn more, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org. 

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