Montgomery YMCA completes Live Healthy Iowa Challenge

RED OAK — The Montgomery County Family YMCA, in coordination Montgomery County Memorial Hospital and the Red Oak HyVee, sponsored a local team “Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Challenge” competition to coincide with the statewide program that took place  Jan. 28-April 5.

Seventeen teams participated in the local contest.

Teams could enter one of two categories, weight loss or accumulated activity.

Teams in the weight loss category “weighed” in as of Jan. 28 and tracked their weight to the end of the program.

The winning team had the highest percentage of weight loss compared to their beginning weight.

The accumulated activity team tracked the team member’s activity minutes through out the contest.

The winning team was chosen based on the highest number of minutes per team member for the contest period.

Using calculations from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, those participating in the Challenge were shown to have a projected savings of more than $4500 in medical and pharmaceutical claims costs for the year.

In the Weight Loss category, the “Dietary Divas” team  featuring Maggie Yoakum, Irene Moraine and Laura Hamilton, lost a total of 6.27 percent of their beginning body weight.

The accumulated activity category winner was the “Wellness Warriors” team, featuring Jeanne Redel, Sara White and Kerry Hobach. They averaged almost 96 hours of activity per team member.

Each member of the winning teams received a $20 gift card courtesy of the Red Oak HyVee and a One Month Free Membership or $25 Y-Buck certificate from the Montgomery County Family YMCA.

The Red Oak Express

2012 Commerce Drive
P.O. Box 377
Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-623-2566 Fax: 712-623-2568

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