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Your Journey to a Lighter, Healthier You
Begins Monday June 9, 2014

GEORGIA 2020: HEALTHIER, STRONGER,
AND LIVING LONGER.

Join Lighten Up Georgia Today!
Welcome to the new Lighten Up Georgia 2014 Challenge! Whether you’re new to the challenge or have participated before, we’re glad you’re here and hope you’re ready to make a commitment to healthier living and weight loss.
Lighten Up Georgia has been revamped to support the Healthy People 2020 initiative. Healthy People creates national objectives for improving the health of all Americans by encouraging collaboration between communities, empowering individuals to make better health decisions, and tracking success over time.
By combining Healthy People resources with Lighten Up Georgia, we’re planning to make a big impact in the health of our community. And it all starts with you!

 

Lighten Up Georgia teams have lost as much as 100 pounds and research shows …
Team-based competitions work. A Brown University Study, “We know that obesity can be socially contagious, but now we know that social networks play a significant role in weight loss as well, particularly team-based weight loss competitions,” lead author Tricia Leahey.

New Session: June 9Ė September 26, 2014

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Already registered? Beginning June 9, 2014 all LightenUpGeorgia users will need to re-register.


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Lighten Up Georgia is a FREE team-based community weight-loss challenge conducted by Athens Regional. This program provides you with online resources to help you to be successful. Lighten Up Georgia is about more than losing inches and pounds; it’s about living a healthier life. And when you join as a team, studies have proven that you have better results. Here you’ll find all the resources you need to be successful, but it’s up to you to make the commitment. Let’s Get This Community Moving & Losing!!

Get Involved. Join Us Now.


healthy lifestyle

Joining Lighten Up Georgia’s Weight-Loss Challenge, You’ve Already Taken Steps To Lose Weight And Live A Healthier Life, but, did you know that being active and keeping your BMI (a measure of body fat based on height and weight): between 18.5 and 24.9 can also help keep or lower your cholesterol to a desirable range?

In fact, do you know your number, your cholesterol number that is? Here are some quick facts about healthy cholesterol numbers and what they mean:

Cholesterol: total cholesterol, less than 200 mg/dL; “good” HDL cholesterol, 50 mg/dL or higher; “bad” LDL cholesterol, less than 160 mg/dL to less than 100 mg/dL, depending on your heart risk

If you don’t know your cholesterol numbers and haven’t had your cholesterol checked recently, it might be a good time to visit your doctor. Schedule a baseline screening with your physician and/or lab service provider to make sure you are on the right track to health. Don't have a doctor? Use our Find a Doctor button below to locate a physician near you
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The more you know about your numbers, the more you can participate in maintaining and improving your health.


Athens Regional health Services

 


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Athens Regional’s
Lighten Up Georgia Update!

Since it’s inception in January  2010, “Lighten Up Georgia” teams have lost over 9,006 pounds!
Continue reading here for LightenUpGeorgia success stories…



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Lighten Up Georgia is a FREE team-based community weight-loss challenge conducted by Athens Regional. This program provides you with online resources to help you to be successful. Lighten Up Georgia is about more than losing inches and pounds; itís about living a healthier life. And when you join as a team, studies have proven that you have better results. Here youíll find all the resources you need to be successful, but itís up to you to make the commitment. Letís Get This Community Moving & Losing!! Get Involved. Join Us Now.


Lost Sleep Can Lead
to Weight Gain

The best path to a healthy weight may be a good night’s sleep.

For years researchers have known that adults who sleep less than five or six hours a night are at higher risk of being
overweight. Read more… (NY Times Well Column – March 2013)

Could You Have a Sleep Disorder?
Click here to take Athens Regional Health System’s quick sleep quiz to see if you might have a sleep disorder.
Please 706-475-5017 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
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