Registration is now open for the 2012 Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day Challenge, a wellness challenge beginning January 23, 2012.  The program offers friendly team competition in weight loss and physical activity minutes.

Throughout the 100 days, teams of 2-10 people receive weekly motivational tips to guide them toward healthier nutrition and exercise habits.  The participants periodically log their progress and can check their results on a leaderboard.  The leaderboard is sortable by state, ZIP code, company and department to encourage local challenges

In 2011, 8,200 participants from 130 Nebraska companies lost 34,000 lbs and saved themselves and their employers an estimated $2.9 million in health care costs.

Upon enrollment in the program, each participant receives a training T-shirt, an annual subscription to a healthy lifestyle magazine and access to daily nutrition and workout planners.  The cost is $20 per person, but participants can receive $5 off with a coupon available at Hy-Vee stores or online at

Group administrators are encouraged to establish their custom Live Healthy program by submitting an administrator form at

The Nebraska Sports Council also offers webinars for company or community coordinators.  Those interested in the Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day Challenge can email for a webinar schedule or call (402) 471-2544.