Dr. Sarita Dhuper, Founder and Executive Director of Live Light Live Right will be speaking at Flushing Medical Center on May 15th on weight gain, weight loss, weight regain, and what drives this cycle. She will also discuss the solution to these three areas. This symposium is a multidiscipline approach that will focus on medical, surgical and psychological aspects of morbid obesity.
If you are interested in learning more or attending, here is the link to download the flyer register.
The cornerstone in the management of an overweight child is a lifestyle change that includes restriction of calories and increasing physical activity. It sounds so simple, right? Then why has the rate of obesity among children and adolescents tripled over the past three decades? Currently, a third of New York’s children are overweight or obese. These are the facts, now what can help?
Here are some practical goals to work with:
Maintain a food diary. I know, you have heard this before! The reason why you have heard it before is because it works!! This will help you self-monitor what you are eating and how much. Commit to it for 21 days. It takes 21 days to break a habit. When you see what you are eating, you take responsibility.
Don’t buy foods that you know are trigger foods. Come on…haven’t we ALL said to ourselves, “I will buy this bag of chips, ice cream, mac, and cheese etc. and I won’t eat all of it at one sitting.” And, haven’t we ALL eaten it in one sitting? Live Light Live Right is about moderation, not deprivation. However, if something is a trigger food, it might be best to hold off on buying it until you are at a healthier weight.
Slow it down! How could you stomach possibly know you are full if you don’t give it time to register that it is full! Slow it down and your body will love you for it!
Reward yourself! Met a goal? Do something for yourself! It doesn’t have to cost anything! Go shopping in your closet. We all have clothes that we wished we fit into. You never know what has come back into fashion while you are getting yourself healthy! Go for a bike ride, because you feel like you can do it now! Give your kids a special treat…time with you!! No phones, no TV…just you and them!
Learn about nutrition. Have a question regarding what is healthy, what isn’t? Email the Live Light Live Right Program and we will help you! Come to your medical visit with questions for our amazing nutritionists! Want to know the answer now? Google it!! We have the world at our fingertips with our computer.
Get moving! The Live Light Live Right program offers FREE exercise for your kids. Make sure they come! Come with them! Join in! Make being healthy a family vision. Come to as many classes as you would like. If you can’t make it for an exercise session….take a walk with your family! Just move!
Live Light Live Right wants to help! Research has shown that being a part of a social group makes weight management and a healthy lifestyle significantly more sustainable. The Live Light Live Right program has been around for 14 years and we hope to be around for many more! We have an incredibly supportive environment not only with the Live Light Live Right staff but with each of you! Life-long friends have been made within the children and the parents. Come to the next exercise class, the next workshop, the next health fair! We will always be there to welcome you with a big smile and open arms!
As of December 1, 2017, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Brightpoint Health (www.brightpointhealth.org). Brightpoint Health is a recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, person-centered, integrated care resulting in improved health outcomes for people, families, and communities challenged by health disparities caused by poverty, discrimination, and lack of access. The missions of Live Light Live Right and Brightpoint Health complement each other, and this partnership will play a vital role in the health and well-being of the children in our community.
Dr. Sarita Dhuper, Founder and Executive Director of Live Light Live Right stated, “By combining our resources with Brightpoint we are able to increase our outreach to the community and continue to provide excellent care to our patients. The first-rate team of doctors, nurses, and administrators at Brightpoint have made this transition easy and welcoming. We look forward to a bright future with Brightpoint!”
Please feel free to call 855-681-8700 to make an appointment at our Brightpoint office which is located at 2412 Church Avenue or call Rena Sooknanan at 718-221-1598, to set up an appointment at our Eastern Parkway office located at 1162 Eastern Parkway.
Regardless of who is President, Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito, is assuring our immigrants that they stand with them and protect all New Yorkers regardless of where they originated from. NYC created a resource guide to aid in finding services available. Please use this guide to help you.
It’s New Year’s resolution time again and you’ve been thinking about helping your child get healthy. This is the year you’re going to do it. That’s great! You’re on the right track. But…as any gym owner will tell you, though the treadmills might be full of determined exercisers every January, come March or April, the gym’s back to normal again. So why are New Year’s resolutions so hard to keep?
According to clinical psychologist Dr. Amanda di Bartolomeo, there’s good reason people lose patience when trying to make changes: “Changing behavior can be hard because it takes time. When you think of how long it took to develop the habits you have now – most of them have been developed over a lifetime – it makes sense that changing these behaviors would take time and effort.” But don’t despair. When you start thinking of achieving your goals as a long game, momentum can be your ally. “Starting with very small changes is more likely to lead to success and the feeling of success motivates maintaining new behaviors.”
Live Light Live Right Warrior Basketball Team traveled to the Barley’s Center to see The Nets crush the Denver Nuggets 116-111! With Coach Martin leading the way via subway, the kids and some of their parents cozied up in their seats to watch the exciting teams duke it out on the court. “What an amazing night we had! All of the training our team has done over the last couple months came to life seeing these professional athletes doing the same drills and lay-ups we do during our practices. “The kids had a great time and it was great seeing them enjoy themselves,” said Coach Martin. As the night began to wind down, the kids were given Nets t-shirts, towels and bobble head player dolls by The Nets Organization! Everyone enjoyed being a part of a great night! “I would most definitely recommend the Live Light Live Right Program to any parent whose child is struggling with their weight. Especially to join the Warrior Basketball team!” said Kamilla, mother of Christian, age 10.
Live Light Live Right Thanks, The Nets Organization for their generous donation.
Our Live Light Live Right children joined Slow Food NYC with URBAN HARVEST at UJIMA, a tuition-free, 5-day educational workshops, urban farm community resource. It’s located at Ujima Garden, 660 New Jersey Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn.
Daily activities typically included:
A Movement Lesson (moderate exercise)
A Gardening and Composting Lesson (a “how-to” demonstration)
Farm Chores (hands-on planting, tending, composting, and harvesting)
A Good Food Class (based on Slow Food principles of Good, Clean, and Fair Food for All)
Sharing Good Food (preparing and enjoying a healthful lunch, based on local, seasonal, largely plant-based ingredients).
The workshops were held August 22nd through August 26th, 2016. Each day we were provided with the different curriculum to help our children learn more about the slow food concept ‘Food that is Good, Clean, and Fair for All’.
Did you know that one minute of intense exercise is comparable in its physiological effects to forty-five minutes of moderate exercise? It’s true, according to findings from a study done on interval training at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.1 The research was the subject of review in a recent New York Times article.2 For details about the study, click here.
The findings are interesting and beneficial to those who don’t have 45 minutes or an hour of time per day to dedicate to exercise. The research suggests that one can reap benefits from just a single minute of arduous exercise. Thus, any exercise, even short bouts of it, is beneficial to health and, thus, recommended. Live Light Live Right encourages participants to exercise and provides a variety of supervised exercise programs designed to meet the different needs of program participants. To learn more about scheduled exercise classes, be sure to check out the Calendar of events.
A recent visit to Airon Food Market, at 44 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, is working in conjunction with the DOH to promote healthy shopping.
They are offering if you spend $5 on fresh fruits and vegatables, you get a free tote bag. The Live Light Live Right team wants to support the Airon Food Market and plans on bringing the Live Light participants that are doing their fitness program at the BRC, to the bodega for healthy snacks after a workout to encourage healthy snacks and promote sales, arrange for a LLLR instructor to visit the bodega and report whether the healthy food items continue to be available and monitor the bodega’s progress, and have the LLLR participants fill out a Fruit and Vegetable survey to determine which items they would like stocked on the shelves at the bodega.