Published: Oct 19, 2011 2:57 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. If you’re looking to boost your heart health, the American Heart Association, Southwest Florida Division, has a challenge for you. As part of the BetterU Challenge, the organization is looking to recognize teams of individuals making healthful changes that positively impact the quality of their life and improve their overall wellness.

Get started on the BetterU Challenge today!

Step 1: Get a group of 5 individuals together. Teams can join through the month of October until

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 and must complete the 12-week program by Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.

Step 2: Visit to sign up for the program and connect with people like you

who are committed to making healthier choices every day.

•Step 3: E-mail with “BetterU Challenge” in the subject line.

Step 4: You will receive a nomination form to be submitted at the end of your challenge, an

exercise band and workout kit and a voucher good towards a Lee Memorial Health Systems

clinic visit to “Know Your Numbers”

Step 5: Submit your team nomination form once you have completed your 12 weeks in one of

the following ways:

o E-mail to with “BetterU Challenge” in the subject line.
o Fax to 239-495-4919 attn: Monica Seif