Live Healthy Iowa: Competition and camaraderie

Looking for healthy competition? Look no further than Live Healthy Iowa 2011.

Live Healthy Iowa (LHI), which runs from Jan. 20 through April 29, is a statewide program that features teams of 2 to 10 members striving to lose weight or increase physical activity. LHI participants have numerous incentives aside from the natural health benefits that come from increased physical activity.

(Think you can compete with “the new guy”? Check out your Live Healthy Iowa competition at The University of Iowa in the video below.)

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“For a small $15 registration fee, participants receive a t-shirt, magazine subscription, a number of discounts around the state, and access to e-tools and resources from Live Healthy Iowa,” says Megan Moeller, coordinator of UI Wellness, a division of Human Resources.

“To support employees’ efforts, the University will reimburse $15 to benefits-eligible University employees who submit their weight and/or minutes of activity for at least 12 weeks of the program,” Moeller added.

Hundreds of UI employees participated in 2010; many of them will be back in action in 2011, including a team of vice presidents.

To take part in Live Healthy Iowa, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org. For more information, including things specific to UI employees, visit www.uiowa.edu/hr/wellness/livehealthy.

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