Live Healthy Iowa begins in one week

Veterans Memorial Hospital is encouraging individuals in the area communities to sign up to participate in Live Healthy Iowa for the next 10 weeks, beginning Monday, January 25, and running through April 1. Veterans Memorial Hospital will then be awarding all those in the 10-week challenge with a participation prize at their annual wellness fair held Wednesday, May 11.
Three years ago, the hospital discontinued the In-Step with VMH eight-week community wellness program and encouraged participation in the Live Healthy Iowa state-wide wellness program instead.
The Live Healthy Iowa web-based program offers many advantages over the In-Step program, including personal on-line fitness tracking, weekly motivational e-mails and unlimited access to recipes, workouts and other health information, all easily accessible on the Live Healthy Iowa website. Again this year, the Live Healthy Iowa program is even offering more advantages to the program such as specialized fitness plans like learning to become a walker or runner and what to do each day of the program for training, a nutrition and weight log that will calculate and track calories for you and new options to sync the program with many apps and devices. All those registered in the program will also receive a discounted registration fee for statewide 5K finale events.
Veterans Memorial Hospital is also teaming up during Live Healthy Iowa with the local schools, attending various sporting events and providing educational information on sports injury prevention, sports injury management and nutrition information on feeding the athlete.
Registration for Live Healthy Iowa is going on now. The cost to participate is $20 per person. Teams are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Each team member will receive a Live Healthy Iowa t-shirt and a free magazine subscription to one of many popular magazines. To get your team signed up, go to and click the sign up button.
For the last four years, Allamakee County has won the community participation prize for the number of residents enrolled in the program and hopes that award can be claimed by Allamakee County again this year. Nearly 100 of those members were hospital staff who felt the program was very beneficial and well supported by the Iowa Sports Foundation, the sponsors of Live Healthy Iowa.
For more information, please call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at (563) 568-3411.