Welcome to Live Healthy Lynchburg!!
Click on the tabs above for more information about all the wonderful local resources Lynchburg has for healthy choices at home, school, work, church, and everywhere in our community. Click on the CHALLENGES button to find out about our fitness challenges to inspire your healthy lifestyle.
Who’s your favorite comedian?
A subtle chuckle doesn't burn as many calories as a belly-clutching guffaw. Adults only burn about 1.3 calories per minute laughing, but the benefits of laughter include a workout for your abdominal muscles, and stress relief. Want a special ab workout? Click on the image to watch this video with Will Ferrell.
Okay now click to watch this one.
Ok that was about 9 calories. Whew.
Healthy Plate Challenge
And the winners are..
We hope that the Live Healthy Lynchburg Healthy Plate Challenge has reminded you that you can find healthy foods on your local menu!
Thank you to the winners and to Mangia, Magnolia Foods, Depot Grille, Waterstone Pizza, and Benjamin's for their participation! Let's all encourage our local restaurants to continue to provide healthy choices on their menus all year long!
In a typical family with a busy schedule, young children, teenagers, and adults can all struggle to make healthy food choices. Good news! Lynchburg Dept of Parks and Recreation offers classes for the whole family to stay healthy! Most nutrition classes are FREE. Online registration is available HERE.
Lack of exercise leads to life-threatening diseases including diabetes, heart disease, as well as breast and colon cancer. A new study from a medical journal announced last week that, worldwide, nearly 30% of adults and 80% of children aren't getting enough exercise. Researchers found, the problem is worse for girls and women, who tend to be less active than boys and men. The results are that 10% of all deaths are due to lack of exercise, this number is equal to the number of deaths due to smoking.
Need a life saver? Have you heard of Strive for Five? Active walking for 30 minutes five times a week can make a huge impact. If just 25% adults who don't exercise would start, we could prevent more than 1.3 million deaths per year worldwide. Just start by putting one foot in front of the other.
Obesity makes it much more likely that you will develop a number of health problems. Hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, depression, eating disorders, and diabetes can all be serious complications of obesity. The best treatment for all these issues is weight loss. If you have certain symptoms, you need to notify your doctor. Click here for more information.Read More
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Sat 8th: Goode What Goes Down Must Come Up 4-Miler. This is a predict your own time event. Goode. 8:50am. Paper Application.
- Injury Clinic with Rehab Associates. Riverside Runners store. 10am-12pm. No appointment necessary.
- Foundation/Centra 5k Run for Scholarships. Farmville. 9am
Sat 22nd: Stop Drop N Roll 5K & Fun Run/Walk. Farmville. 9am. Paper Application.
- 7th Annual Gifts for Gulu 5K & kids runs. Lynchburg College track. 5K @ 9am, kids fun runs @ 10:15am
- Charlottesville 10 miler. Charlottesville. 7:15am
Sun 30th: Lynchburg CROP Hunger Walk. St. John's Episcopal Church. 3pm