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LLLR Endorses The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines

The Scientific Report demonstrates that, across the full age spectrum, regular physical activity provides a variety of benefits that help us feel better, sleep better, and perform daily tasks more easily. The report also demonstrates that some benefits happen immediately. A single bout of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity can improve that night’s sleep, reduce anxiety symptoms, improve cognition, reduce blood pressure, and improve insulin sensitivity on the day that it is performed. Most of these improvements become even larger with the regular performance of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The newly documented health benefits also include reduced risk of excessive weight gain in adults, children, and pregnant women; improved cognitive function and a reduced risk of dementia; and reduced risk of cancer of the bladder, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, lung, and stomach. The report demonstrates, for the first time, physical activity-related health benefits for children ages 3 to 5 years. In addition, for the large number of adults who already have a chronic disease or condition such as osteoarthritis, hypertension, or type 2 diabetes, a reduced risk of developing a new chronic condition and reduced risk of progression of the condition they already have, plus improvements in quality of life and physical function

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT
The public health impact of insufficient physical activity and the potential gains from even small population-wide increases are substantial. The information contained in this report indicates that, in addition to a reduced risk of death, greater amounts of regular moderate-to-vigorous physical activity reduce the risk of many of the most common and expensive diseases or conditions in the United States. Heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dementia, depression, postpartum depression, excessive weight gain, falls with injuries among the elderly, and breast, colon, endometrial, esophageal, kidney, stomach, and lung cancer are all less common among individuals who are or become more physically active. In addition, this report provides evidence that for some of these conditions, individuals who are or become more physically active, relative to their peers with the same condition, have a reduced risk of mortality, reduced risk of developing other chronic diseases or conditions, and reduced risk of progression of the disease they already have. They also have improved physical function and better quality of life.

Each of these conditions alone adds substantially to annual direct and indirect medical costs in the United States. Even small increases in regular moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, especially if made by the least physically active individuals, would appreciably reduce the nation’s direct and indirect medical costs. Quantification of the costs attributable to insufficient physical activity was beyond the scope of this Committee. It is clear, however, that the cost reductions would be large by any standards. More difficult to quantify, but equally as important, are the benefits associated with how individuals feel every day and the energy and vitality they have to carry out their daily lives. Placing dollar estimates on improved cognition across the full life span, better quality of life, fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, enhanced quality of sleep, and improved physical function is difficult. In addition, monetizing these benefits likely cannot adequately describe the intangible societal benefits that derive from a happier and more energetic population.

More information please read the entire report

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Let’s Overcome Obesity Together!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!

Now let’s get healthy together!

For more information call Rena at 718-221-1598

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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