The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is participating in a national health program especially designed for individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions or mobility limitations. “14 Weeks to a Healthier You” is an online program that helps participants get moving and make healthy choices.
“This is an exciting program because it is so inclusive,” said IDPH Brain Injury and Disability program manager Maggie Ferguson. “It takes into consideration a variety of limitations, so virtually anyone can find an activity and nutrition plan that works for them.”
The program is free. Participants register online, provide some information about themselves, and that information is used to create a set of personalized resources and exercises to meet their individual needs over the course of 14 weeks. Each week, new material builds upon the previous week. Articles, tips, reminders, alerts and features to help track nutrition and activity are included, and access to wellness coaches is available.
To learn more and sign up for this free program, visit www.nchpad.org/14weeks/?f=IA. The program is co-sponsored by Living Well Iowa, which promotes the health of Iowans with disabilities. To learn more about Living Well Iowa, visit http://livingwelliowa.org/.