Live Light Live Right Has New Partner

We are pleased to announce our affiliation with Brightpoint Health! (www.brightpointhealth.org).  Brightpoint Health has 23 operational sites located in all five boroughs.  Brightpoint has never wavered in its dedication to providing the highest quality care to New York City’s most underserved.  This is why when we had the opportunity to work closely with each other, we mutually jumped at the chance! Both of our core values of empathy, respect and dignity are aligned with each of our organizations.  We are thrilled to be working together to create a pathway to healthy living for each of our participants.

Currently, we are working out of Brightpoint Health’s 2412 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, New York location on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

We also have clinic hours at our 1162 Eastern Parkway location on

Monday:    2:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday:  1:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday:  9:30am – 2:00pm

We stay committed to our 4 part program philosophy:

  •  Medical Treatment at the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Obesity Clinic
  •  Behavioral and Mental Health Services
  •  Nutrition Education
  •  Exercise and Physical Fitness

At our Brightpoint location, we will see patients in our clinic, offer behavior and mental health services, and provide nutrition counseling.

Our Flatbush YMCA exercise location is just blocks from our Brightpoint Health clinic.  Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm we have a variety of fun and exciting classes such as hip-hop dance, aerobics, sports, and challenge games.

Want additional workouts?  Join us at our Brownsville Recreation Center (1555 Linden Boulevard) location every Friday from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Saturday’s from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Please call Rena Sooknanan at 718-221-1598 to set up your appointment at our new Brightpoint Health location on Church Avenue today!

 

 

Latest News

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

Take a look at our kids in action and contact us to get involved.
LLLR Kids And Some Healthy Competition

LLLR Kids Boxing It Out

View All →