Welcome to Live Healthy Lynchburg!! 

This website is just one piece of the Live Healthy Lynchburg movement. Click ABOUT US to learn more.  We are glad you are here to learn more about how to live healthy in our community!  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. 

LIVE HEALTHY!

Movember

moveIMG_5067I moustache you a question.  When you hear "Movember" do you think movement or moustache?  Don't let the cooler temperatures keep you from achieving your fitness goals.  The fall foliage is still a stunning backdrop for a walk, run or bike ride on any of the fabulous local trails.  Want to stay indoors? Check out these indoor gym resources.  Do you have a goal to look great at the family get-together at Thanksgiving?  Better yet, is your family planning to participate in the Turkey Trot downtown on November 27th? It's a great way to earn your Thanksgiving feast!  Make it a Movember to remember!

 



3rd annual 100 mile challenge completed!

banner_100mcThank you to everyone who participated in the 100 mile challenge!   This year, we set a new Live Healthy Lynchburg record with 2000 people log miles, and 220 organizations participating!   887 of you completed 100 miles and got your Centurion badge - excellent work!

Congratulations to Joshua Stewart, Alexis Thomas, Todd Thomas, Rhonda Sprouse, Brad Ferguson, Nelfa McReynolds, Louise Zingaro, Jacy Christiansen, Scott Zingaro, and Ivetta Campbell!

Liberty University racked up the most total miles for an organization - 32128! The City of Lynchburg, Blue Ridge Trail Runners, J.Crew, and the YMCA were close competitors.  The Downtown YMCA Running Club logged the most miles per participant with 414 (the rules state the organization must have more than 3 or more participants), with Blue Ridge Trail Runners, and two-time previous winner Chick-fil-A Drive Thru hot on their heels.   We are so proud of your collective efforts and know that you inspired not only each other, but your neighbors and friends who are now planning to join us next year! 

Way to live healthy, Lynchburg!!

 

 



Wellness classes

cookIn 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

 



Medical Concerns

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.

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