Live Healthy Iowa

Live Healthy Iowa

REGIONAL—Begin the new year in a healthy way by participating in Live Healthy Northwest Iowa 2019.

Registration is underway for the program that is an extension of Live Healthy Iowa, a team-based 10-week wellness challenge.

The competition runs Jan. 14-March 22, with an early bird registration deadline of Jan. 7.

Live Healthy Northwest Iowa is managed by the staff of the Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center on the campus of Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon and sponsored by The Sheldon Mail-Sun and Sanford Sheldon.

Anyone 18 years of age and older can formulate a team.

All teams must consist of 2-10 people, with all teams eligible to enter one or both divisions of competition — a minutes of activity division and weight-loss division — for the same entry fee.

This local take on the program is a simple and affordable challenge providing N’West Iowans an opportunity to improve their health while engaging in a fun, friendly competition.

Over the course of 10 weeks, teams track activity minutes and/or weight loss through the Live Healthy Iowa website.

Each team member has a personal online dashboard to report and monitor progress and access valuable resources.

Teams may register in the minutes of activity division, the weight-loss division or both. In either case, individuals track or record minutes of activity and/or weight loss which is used to calculate a team’s average activity minutes and weight-loss percentage.

Enrollment information is available at the LLRC or LLRC East in Sheldon or by calling the LLRC at 712-324-2493 or the LLRC East at 712-324-6152 or e-mailing

Registrations must be completed at the LLRC or LLRC East.

The cost is $44 per person if registered by 5 p.m. Jan. 7 and $54 Jan. 8-14 or $29 or $39 per person respectively if an LLRC member.

There are many program perks, including fitness and health assessments, giveaways, incentives and prizes, LLRC punch cards, grand prizes for overall winners, and much more!

Friendly competition among teams is encouraged.