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LiveWell Challenge Has Local Prize Winners

Photos Courtesy Jim Headley, Fairbury Journal-News.JCHC Awards 1

Kathy Helmink and Lana Likens, LiveWell local coordinators, with the Drop It Like It’s Hot team, center.

JCHC Awards 2

Kathy Helmink and Lana Likens congratulate Janet Ahl who earned a medal for weight loss.

One Jefferson County individual was a medalist and one team won a plaque in the statewide LiveWell Team Challenge.

Janet Ahl earned a silver medal in the first flight for individual weight loss, with a loss of 15.08 percent. She had the second highest weight loss of all participants in the statewide program.

The Jefferson County team Drop It Like It’s Hot won a third place plaque in the second flight of the weight loss category. The team includes Matt Johnson PTA, Amy Martin MPT, Jasmine Schwisow, Travis Kostal PT, DPT, and Barb Bleich OT.

Jefferson County participants as a group were fifth overall in the state for activity logged throughout the program.

A total of 8 teams and 35 individuals participated in Jefferson County’s group for the LiveWell Challenge series. The state had 41 organizations participating (like Jefferson County), with a total of 276 teams including 439 individuals.

LiveWell Challenge Series membership is a one-year per person membership for $15 which includes the LiveWell team challenge, Summer Steps, a fall challenge, discounts on other events and challenges, complete diet, nutrition and activity tracking (during challenges and throughout the year), activity and nutrition charts, goal tracking, recipes, discussions articles by fitness and nutrition professionals, a personal blog and photo gallery, and a one-year subscription to a health or fitness-related magazine of your choice.

The LiveWell Challenge series is a one-year on-line membership. Members can choose which challenges they want to participate in and opt into those challenges. Members are not required to opt into challenges – they may also utilize resources and tracking software available all the time in the program. Check out the excellent tracking resources you can use year-round to help you meet your goals!

Area residents are encouraged to sign up as a part of the Jefferson County group.  To be part of the Jefferson County group, go to: www.livewellchallenge.com/JCHC.

The LiveWell Team Challenge ended in April. A Summer Steps program is the next challenge to be offered through the program.

If you have questions, contact Kathy Helmink or Lana Likens – or call the Nebraska Sports Council at (402) 471-2544. (Please call the Sports Council for questions regarding log-in and password reset.)

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