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.
Let it snow!
There's a reason the song says, "Let it snow!" and not "Let it sleet!" While walking in a winter wonderland sounds like great fun and excellent exercise, freezing rain and ice can turn even our favorite path on the Blackwater Creek trail into a disaster. So how do you keep your body moving when the temperatures drop? Do you head to Curves, Snap Fitness, or the YMCA? Do you fight gravity at Rise Up Climbing gym? You could get an indoor workout at James River Yoga Studio, Iron & Grace, or Peakland Pilates or really warm up with Bikram Yoga. Got kids who are getting stir crazy? Take them out for some indoor play! Ice skating is a great way to exercise with friends; check out open rink hours and prices at La Haye Ice Rink. Did you know Lynchburg has the first US facility with year-round skiing/snowboarding/tubing at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre? Check out the dance classes for all ages available through the department of Parks & Rec. Whatever you choose, don't let the weather keep you down! When the weather clears, check out the Farmville Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk or the Riverfront Challenge Frosty Footrace on Percival’s Island this weekend!
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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- Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk. 1 mile Fun Run too! Farmville. 9am.
- Riverfront Challenge Frosty Footrace. Run 2 miles, eat 2 cups of Ice Cream, Run 2 miles back! Costume contest! Percival's Island trail. 9am.
Sat 21st: Jingle Bell Fun Run. Run up to 5 miles. Starts at Riverside Runners. No registration. Prizes for those with the most holiday spirit!
Tues 24th: Lynchburg Road Runners Christmas Eve Run. Starts at EC Glass and follow as much of the 10 miler course as you like. 8am. No registration.