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!

You better not cry, you better not pout!

CandyCane tree2You better not cry, you better not pout! Live Healthy Lynchburg is here to help you out!

Do you feel the cold temperatures, last minute shopping, and never-ending supply of treats are conspiring to waylay your plans to stay healthy this holiday?  Never fear - Live Healthy Lynchburg is here to light a fire under your yule log!  Keep rocking around the Christmas tree with these healthy recipes or this healthy Christmas meal plan!

A Christmas feast should still include delicious vegetables and fruits, lean meats and whole grains.  Try and balance the candy canes and Christmas cookies with some special Christmas activities like walking down the street singing carols, going ice skating, or dressing up like Santa and going for a Jingle Bell Run Saturday the 20th at Riverside Runners!    This 25 in 25 challenge was intended for December but could put some va-va-voom into your vacation days!  Still looking for gifts for friends and family who want to live healthy?  Check out these lists of 100 healthy gifts or 50 healthy gifts under $5.  Found an idea you want to share? Let us know on Facebook!  Remember that the best gift you can give your loved ones is a healthy you!!

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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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