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!

Healthy Meal Prep!

cook5In the rush of the typical family schedule, making a healthy dinner can seem overwhelming.  Local dietician Rachel Sanders, MPH RD will off a FREE presentation on how to prepare some easy options.  Come to the Community Meeting Room at the Lynchburg Public Library Tuesday Oct 21st at 2:30 pm to learn more!  There will be a question and answer session after the presentation!

On Tuesday, October 21 at 2:30 p.m., the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, will host a presentation on healthy meal preparations with Clinical Dietitian Rachel Sanders, MPH, RD.  
 
Everyone does their best to eat right, exercise, and live a healthy life, but in the rush of today’s on the go lifestyles, making a healthy dinner may not be everyone’s priority.  Rachel will speak about what a healthy meal consists of and teach ways to easily prepare one. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. 
 
The program will be held in the Community Meeting Room and is free and open to the public. 

- See more at: http://www.lynchburgva.gov/news/lynchburg-public-library-hosts-healthy-meal-presentation-oct-21#sthash.NXHWofJEver

On Tuesday, October 21 at 2:30 p.m., the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, will host a presentation on healthy meal preparations with Clinical Dietitian Rachel Sanders, MPH, RD.  
 
Everyone does their best to eat right, exercise, and live a healthy life, but in the rush of today’s on the go lifestyles, making a healthy dinner may not be everyone’s priority.  Rachel will speak about what a healthy meal consists of and teach ways to easily prepare one. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. 
 
The program will be held in the Community Meeting Room and is free and open to the public. 
 

- See more at: http://www.lynchburgva.gov/news/lynchburg-public-library-hosts-healthy-meal-presentation-oct-21#sthash.NXHWofJC.dpuf

On Tuesday, October 21 at 2:30 p.m., the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, will host a presentation on healthy meal preparations with Clinical Dietitian Rachel Sanders, MPH, RD.  
 
Everyone does their best to eat right, exercise, and live a healthy life, but in the rush of today’s on the go lifestyles, making a healthy dinner may not be everyone’s priority.  Rachel will speak about what a healthy meal consists of and teach ways to easily prepare one. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. 
 
The program will be held in the Community Meeting Room and is free and open to the public. 

- See more at: http://www.lynchburgva.gov/news/lynchburg-public-library-hosts-healthy-meal-presentation-oct-21#sthash.NXHWofJC.dpuf



Don’t let Cancer Steal 2nd Base!

 catchOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  But why stop at just being aware? We're here to cheer you on as you prevent cancer by both eating healthy and getting exercise!  Research shows that eating plenty of fruits, orange and green vegetables can reduce the risk, while eating a high-fat diet increases the risk of developing breast cancer.  Just 30 minutes a day of exercise (3 hours a week) can also decrease the risk of breast cancer.  There may be some protection from breastfeeding, the longer the better.  

pink5Don't forget that exposure to first and second-hand smoke contributes to not only breast cancer, but all cancers.  So call the quit line (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or tell your loved one that you love them too much to let them continue smoking. Also, remember to do monthly self-exams.  Looking for more motivation?  Come strut your pink at the 7th Annual I am Woman 5k on Sat 25th.  Only women are invited to participate in this special event that begins at the Centra Pearson Cancer Center at 8am.  Save those tatas!



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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