Oakland & Greenfield women named to Live Healthy Iowa “Dream Team”


December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two southwest Iowa women are among 10 people selected to be on the Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) “Dream Team.” The team was formed with the hopes of gaining an inside perspective into the 100 Day Wellness Challenge. The Dream Team was chosen through an application process. Live Healthy Iowa will track the Dream Team’s journey, from their highs and lows, to their successes, struggles and pitfalls, and everything in between.  Among those chosen for the Live Healthy Iowa Dream Team, was Natalie Karas of Oakland, and Sandy Booker, of Greenfield.  To follow the Dream Team through their journey, like LHI’s Facebook page and follow LHI on Twitter. 

LHI Officials say with an overwhelming amount of applications received, it was difficult to narrow the field to just one team. And, another opportunity has been sent to applicants who weren’t chosen, in hopes that they can continue participating in the 100 Day Wellness Challenge with other applicants who weren’t chosen.  

Live Healthy Iowa, formerly Lighten Up Iowa, was created in 2001 by the Iowa Sports Foundation as a strategic health initiative to address the state’s growing obesity problem. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change. In 2011, more than 152,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa program.

To find out more information about the 100 Day Wellness Challenge, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.