The Longmont community is on a mission—to become the healthiest community in the healthiest state! And we invite all Longmont residents to join in this effort.
Longmont community has been awarded grants from the Centers for Disease Control and LiveWell Colorado to help mobilize the entire community to eat better and be more active in our daily lives.
Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are associated with an increased risk of a number of chronic health conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some cancers, and being overweight. In fact, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity are the second leading preventable causes of death in the United States and Colorado.
Even though Colorado’s percentage of overweight and obese citizens is much lower than national average percentage, the trend is going in the wrong direction. This generation of children may be the first ever to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. We want to reverse that trend for people in Longmont!
LiveWell Longmont is a movement designed to ensure that healthy lifestyle choices are always available and convenient for all who work, live, play and learn in our community. The Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA has convened a 13-member steering committee represented by the City of Longmont, St. Vrain Valley School District, Boulder County Public Health, Longmont United Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, the OUR Center, and Sun Construction, to collaboratively coordinate this initiative.
For more information about this initiative, you may visit the LiveWell website, or you may contact Karen Roney, Community Services Director, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 303-651-8633.