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Kick Off Event for our new Live Light Live Right Ambassador Buster Skrine

This Saturday, April 8th at 9:30am at the Brownsville Recreation Center we are having a Kick-Oof Event for our new Live Light Live Right Ambassador Buster Skrine, star cornerback for the New York Jets!!

Media channels that will be present will be Sports NY Jets Football Channel. These vendors will also be at the event,  Eat Clean Bro, Harmless Harvest, and Perfect Food Inc.
It will be a great workout and a fun event for all.

Live Light Live Right partners with Slow Foods NYC

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’.

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HIIT Workouts Are Proven To Show Success For Your Health

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.

 

  1. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0154075
  2. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/1-minute-of-all-out-exercise-may-equal-45-minutes-of-moderate-exertion/?ref=health&_r=0

Live Light Live Right will be at the American Diabetes Association Expo

The American Diabetes Association is having it’s annual Expo on April 30, 2016 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. This event is free and will have health screenings, cooking demos, products and services exhibitors, and leading experts speaking about diabetes management, research and prevention . It’s a fun event for the whole family.

Live Light Live Right will be attending and our lead trainer Ebony Harris will be doing a fitness demo from 12:30-1:00pm, so stop by and join the fun.

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Success Story: The Edwards Family Story

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The Edwards family has been with Live Light Live Right for the past 8 years, they have two girls 16 years old and one son, 8 years old. Mom has had her own struggles with weight and had bariatric surgery several years ago. That is what makes this even more personal for her, she stated, “She does not want her kids to go through what she has gone through herself.” They all feel that Live Light Live Right has made them more conscious about what they should be eating and how to have more balanced meals. The children have been able to build up their confidence and find friends that understand their struggles.

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Celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness

Live Light Live Right is celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness month.  We want to showcase some of the wonderful events our children take place in to promote healthy living, such as trips to the Farmers Market, learning how to buy healthy groceries at Western Beef, and the importance of fitness.  To learn more about the award-winning work that we do at Live Light Live Right, please call 718-240-8125.

Live Light Live Right partners with Crunch Fitness for our Summer Fitness Challenge

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Press Release

Fighting Obesity One Child At A Time, Because Nothing Should Weigh a Child Down.

Brooklyn, NY (September 9, 2015) Live Light Live Right (LLLR) partnered with Crunch Fitness, the Crown Heights location in Brooklyn, for the Summer Fitness Challenge. Crunch Fitness incorporated their “Sweat School” into the exercise portion of LLLR’s fitness program. Crunch Fitness has sweat school classes at other NYC locations as well including Crunch W83rd Street. The Sweat School is a one–hour class taught by a group fitness instructor at Crunch, Kelley Green, that included; circuit training, a class called POUND®, obstacles course, running and lots of fun fitness activities. “We created Sweat School to show kids that fitness can be fun so that they can establish a healthy relationship with fitness that they can carry with them through their lives,” says Christina DeGuardi, SVP of Marketing, and Branding & Communications at CRUNCH.

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Live Light Live Right partners with Crunch Fitness for our Summer Fitness Challenge

Live Light Live Right has partnered with Crunch Fitness, the Crown Heights location in Brooklyn, for our Summer Fitness Challenge. Crunch Fitness has incorporated their “Sweat School” into the exercise portion of our fitness program. The Sweat School is a one–hour class taught by a Crunch Fitness personal trainer that includes; circuit training, pound, obstacles course, running and lots of fun fitness activities. Our LLLR children are participating in this program twice a week, in addition to working with our trainer, Ebony, in the park playing basketball and running. The children are enjoying the program at Crunch Fitness and are looking forward to it every week. Live Light Live Right hopes to continue our relationship with Crunch Fitness and create a long-term program with them to work together to fight childhood obesity.

Live Light Live Right receives a grant from We Are All Brooklyn Leading By Giving Committee

Live Light Live Right is honored for being the recipient of the We Are All Brooklyn Leading By Giving Committee’s 2015 grant.

The We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship closing ceremony was on June 16, 2015 at 6:30pm. The ceremony was held at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay School of Criminal Justice, CUNI, located at 860 West 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

Their support of the Live Light Live Right program was special to us because of the commitment we all have to the community of Brooklyn.

Live Light Live Right Summer Bike Program

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July 25th and it will run through August 29th from 9:30am to 11:30am. We will leave on out biking adventure from CAMBA Beacon, corner of Linden Blvd & Van Siclen Ave (Bus B83 and Subway 3 to Van Siclen and a 4 block walk to our location)

This is a free program from our children. We will:

  • Master Bike Safety Skill
  • Take group bike rides to discover the neighborhood
  • Learn teamwork with other cyclists
  • Bikes, Helmuts, trained leaders and FUN is all provided.

We want to thank our partner Bike NY for working with us to make this happen. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing program. Please call us at 718-240-8125.

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Efficacy and Sustainability Evaluation of PATH, a Childhood Obesity Program

In NYC, over 20% of elementary school aged children are obese, but the burden is greater in populations of color and economically disadvantaged areas of NYC. We propose a pilot study to evaluate a 6-week intensive lifestyle modification program designed for parents of obese children (5-12 years of age), called Parents as Teachers and Healers (PATH). PATH is a novel pilot program of Live Light Live Right (LLLR), a comprehensive childhood obesity management program serving North Central Brooklyn since 2003. LLLR offers a multi-level, integrated care model with four key components: medical screening/treatment, nutrition education, behavioral counseling, and referral to supervised physical fitness. Continue reading →