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!

Eat that Frog!

blackclimbice3January has arrived with a mix of wintery weather, inspiring many of you to explore some of our local indoor treasures!  Indoor pools, gyms, and even a climbing wall can be found here for great winter exercise Don't forget indoor ice skating or roller skating.  You can also ski with or without snow.

The typical Virginia winter will still surprise you with days where you can hit the trails for some fresh air.  Don't forget to take your family with you and start your training for the 5th Annual Boys & Girls Club Resolution Run. that will be SUNDAY February 8th, 2015!  This 2 Mile Walk/Run makes a loop from the Boys & Girls club Downtown starting at 3pm.

If your schedule allows, exercise in the morning is great for your metabolism.  Mark Twain used to say, "If you eat a frog first thing in the morning that will probably be the worst thing you do all day."  So go eat that frog!frog

 

 

 



Thanks y’all!

It's been a long road from where we started back in 2012 when this website was launched.  We are so thankful for our health, for the opportunity to share our wonderful local resources, and for you!!!  We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support for LiveHealthyLynchburg!  CLICK ON THE TURKEY to watch a little music video we made to illustrate all that we've accomplished so far. Please share it with your friends and family.  We have some big plans for 2015 - stay tuned!

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Don't forget the Humankind Turkey Trot downtown on November 27th!

 



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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