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Lifting Up Lives is a 501(c)3 public charity that uses fun group exercise classes and character developing discussions to help women affected by domestic violence build self-esteem and develop supportive relationships with others so they can create lives filled with hope, happiness, and opportunity.

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Kuumba Kinetics...Being a Great Example

We had a great time dancing in the sun yesterday afternoon....Alicia is a great instructor, find out more about her by checking out her website Kuumba Kinetics

Below is a recent article about the likelihood of childhood obesity as it relates to violence.

Intimate Partner Violence Against Mothers Associated With Children's Obesity

Children whose mothers report being abused by their partners appear more likely to be obese at age 5, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Read the entire article

By boosting women's self-esteem through exercise we can hopefully lessen the likelihood, that even in cases of abuse, this will happen.  Since very typically the example set by a parent in the way of actions, whether fitness, eating or otherwise, is more powerful than anything else that influences children.