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Grundy County Wellness Coalition

January 31, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

The Grundy County Wellness Coalition is encouraging Grundy County residents to get involved with this program again this year. In 2012, Grundy County finished 2nd in the state of Iowa in the Community Cup Challenge. Comparing the percentage of residents who participated in the program and the number of weeks participants reported information. In 2013, the Wellness Coalition is striving for Grundy County to be 1st in the Community Cup Challenge. The coalition believes in encouraging individual wellness and helping all residents live out a healthy lifestyle! Grundy County placed 8th overall looking just at % of participation by Grundy County residents (not looking at how many weeks each participant completed). Other counties are taking on this grass-roots program that helps address obesity and chronic illness. We need to start moving and keep moving to increase our own personal health.

2013 program changes include: - 10 week challenge (instead of 100 days) - School participation incentive - the Grundy County school with the best participation (% of students & # of weeks reported) will receive a FREE activity day for all students. The Wellness Coalition will provide a Zumba instructor and yoga instructor to congratulate this school with a healthy activity. - Business participation incentive - Grundy County business with the best participation (% of employees & # of weeks reported) will receive a FREE healthy breakfast prepared for all employees at their workplace. - Daily Wellness challenge available at challenge.meyouhealth.com (sign up is optional) - Free daily email is sent with a wellness activity to complete. Great tool to use to help you be mindful of activity minutes and weight loss goals. - Benefits still available include an LHI t-shirt, 1 year magazine subscription and access to online recipes, workouts and calendar of events in Iowa.

Sign up your team for the 2013 Live Healthy Iowa program by visiting www.livehealthyiowa.org. Please use the Group ID: LHIGRUNDY when you sign up your team for the program. Don't forget to use the HyVee discount code when you sign up to receive the discount for each team member. Code is LH5423. Group ID's can be setup for businesses as well, if you would like to better track participation at your business. These business Group ID's can then be tied into the Grundy County ID.

Call 319-825-6210 with any questions.

 
 

 

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