childhood obesity

Stay Fit

Workout everyday with our trainer Ebony Harris this Summer at Brownsville Recreation Center – 1555 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11212 from 10 am to 6 pm. Everyone is welcome. Meet trainer Ebony Harris for more details. Participate in fun activities throughout the day with your friends or siblings.

Supercharge your summer with Planet Fitness – Now through August 31st, teens between the ages of 14-19 can work out for free all summer long!

 Click here to find out more and register today.

Exercise contributes to overall well-being by promoting better sleep, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, boosting self-confidence, and improving cognitive function. Taking care of your body and engaging in regular exercise during the summer can contribute to a sense of accomplishment and enhance your overall quality of life.

Healthy Tips for Summer: Stay Hydrated This Summer

There are lots of reasons to drink water, especially when it gets hot outside!

  • Your body needs to replace all the water it loses every
  • Drinking lots of water will help you have a smaller appetite and eat
  • You will be less tired and have more energy
  • You can cut out lots of calories by replacing juice and soda with

Here are some ideas to make your water more exciting!

  • Add slices of lemon, lime, orange, or any fruit you
  • Try club soda or seltzer with a tiny splash of juice instead of soda or drink unsweetened iced tea with

Live Light Live Right’s Success with Anti-Obesity Medications

Use of Anti-obesity Medications like Ozempic, Qsymia on the rise. However one needs an expert to manage the recommendations and close monitoring . Anti-obesity medications are designed to help individuals who are overweight or obese manage their weight by suppressing appetite, reducing food intake, or interfering with the absorption of nutrients. These medications are typically prescribed as part of a comprehensive weight-loss program that includes dietary changes, increased physical activity, and behavioral modifications. Here are some common mechanisms of action for anti- obesity medications:

 Appetite suppression: Certain medications work by suppressing appetite and reducing food cravings. They target neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, that regulate hunger and satiety. By increasing the levels of these neurotransmitters, these medications can help individuals feel full with smaller amounts of food.

Interference with nutrient absorption: Some medications work by interfering with the body’s absorption of nutrients, particularly fat. They inhibit the activity of enzymes in the digestive system that break down fats, leading to a reduced absorption of dietary fat. This can result in decreased calorie intake and weight loss.

Increased metabolism: Certain medications can increase the body’s metabolic rate, which is the rate at which it burns calories. By boosting metabolism, these medications can help individuals burn more calories even when they are at rest. This can contribute to weight loss over time.

It’s important to note that anti-obesity medications are typically prescribed for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or those with a BMI of 27 or higher with obesity-related health conditions. These medications are usually used in conjunction with lifestyle changes and should be prescribed and monitored by a healthcare professional.

It’s also worth mentioning that the effectiveness and safety of anti-obesity medications can vary. Each medication has its own set of potential side effects and contraindications, so it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any medication for weight loss. They can assess your individual circumstances and recommend the most appropriate treatment options for you.

Live Light Live Right participants are really benefiting from these miracle agents. Meet Tyler Morris – he lost 60 pounds in 3 months with the help of anti – obesity medication. This is only the start of his journey. Listen to his testimonial here. Call us and schedule your appointment today.

Change Maker Award



Live Light Live Right was awarded the 1st Community Change Maker Award by Downstate Health Sciences University. The Community Change Maker Award is given to a community-based organization that is dedicated to taking creative actions to solve an enduring urban health challenge.

The School of Public Health recognizes LLLR as a leader in our local Brooklyn community. LLLR serves as a model for national efforts dedicated to tackling childhood obesity and addressing a history of systemic marginalization. LLLR’s dedication to the community and collaborative spirit has led to outstanding contributions to the success of the School of Public Health’s educational, research, and service programs.

Congratulations to the Live Light Live Right Team!

Live Light Live Right was awarded a special grant by The Brooklyn Children’s Society of SUNY Downstate for helping improve the health of children in Brooklyn.The Brooklyn Children’s Society’s mission is to  support  projects and programs whose goals are to enhance the health of children in the Brooklyn community. Awards granted by the Society are intended to support programs, groups and projects whose goals are the prevention and treatment of disorders and other causes of morbidity among childrenin  the communities of Brooklyn. We were joined by our patient ambassador Dawn Fearon who shared her journey with our program. We are committed to transforming lives of children in our community with our consistent efforts  and dedication.

Find Little Ways to Move More!

Finding little ways to sneak in extra exercise during the day can help you lose extra weight! Try these ideas:

  • If you’re watching TV, during commercial breaks, do jumping jacks, push ups, or sit ups. See how many you can do during 1 commercial!
  • Help around the house with chores! Cleaning your room, making your bed, doing dishes, vacuuming, dusting, laundry… not only do these burn lots of calories to help you stay fit, but your parents will be extra happy with you!
  • If there’s a choice of elevator or stairs, always pick the stairs. Even if it doesn’t seem like a big deal, all the little choices will add up!

Fun Activities for the Summer Time in NYC

Written by: Stephanie Chan; BS in Neural Science,
MPH candidate Suny Downstate school of public Health

Here are some potential activities you can enjoy with your children, of course while following social distancing guidelines and mask wearing regulations.

  1. A picnic and stroll around Central Park

Central Park is perfect for all four seasons, whether you are there in the spring, summer, fall, or winter. In the summer, you can enjoy boating on the Lake and enjoy the scenery, just with a simple rental process at the Loeb Boathouse. With the many possible trails and paths you can take, there is surely a new one for each visit!

2. Summer camps with wildlife

The Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium are open all year round, but over the summer there are additional activities. For example, they have summer camps in which children get hands-on experiences with animals and the chance to explore nature. For more information, head over to this link.

3. Enjoying the sun and sand at the beach

Contrary to popular belief, NYC is home to many beaches! Even better, these beaches can be reached using public transportation– a car is not necessary at all. Popular beaches are Coney Island Beach, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Canarsie Beach, and Jones Beach, but there are many more than this.

4. A bike ride around Governor’s Island

Governor’s Island is only a seven-minute ferry ride away from Manhattan. Once you arrive, you can experience a new view of the city, as well as enjoy a bike ride around the island. What a great way to stay fit and have fun at the same time!

5. Kayaking in the city– for free

There are quite the number of free kayaking opportunities in the city– no need to sign up for memberships or enroll in programs! These are usually available at local parks and piers. Some of these locations include Brooklyn Bridge Park, North Brooklyn Boat Club, Hudson River Park, and Red Hook Boaters.

Not a fan of the hot summer weather? Not a problem! There are many enjoyable activities that can be done indoors as well. Head to the numerous museums, aquariums, indoor water parks, and play spaces that our city has to offer. Although this summer is likely to be one where we are still careful and aware of the pandemic going on, there seems to be more room for fun activities, both indoors and outdoors.