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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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LLLR Kids Boxing It Out

Dying Not To Exercise!

New York Post Article

October 21, 2018

If you ever needed a reason to hit the gym with one of our trainer’s the below article says it all!

“Being unfit on a treadmill or in an exercise stress test has a worse prognosis, as far as death, than being hypertensive, being diabetic or being a current smoker.  We’ve never seen something as pronounced as this and as objective as this.”

Let’s hit the gym together!!  Please click here to learn about all of our exercise programs!

 

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 Warrior Basketball Team Visits The Nets

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.

 

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

Tips for Eating Right During the School Year

Written By: Judy Marshel, PhD, RD, CDN

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Many families make healthy eating a priority during the summer months – when fresh produce and seasonal products are readily available. Yet, when the school year begins, you may find it daunting to prepare nutritious meals.

With another school year just around the corner, most families are preparing for the busyness that will once again be “life.”

To get started, begin thinking ahead so you can plan and have healthy foods available.

Below are some tips that you can use to encourage consumption of nutrient-rich foods- the fuel kids need to learn throughout the school year.

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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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