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We are doing a lot of great things in Lincoln Park to help people live well!
From walking paths and healthy menus to green living, you will be amazed at what a small town can do! So look through our pages and find out how you can make the right choices and add years to your life and life to your years!
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Monday Campaign

Monday is the day most people are likely to start anew and get healthy. People view Monday as a day for a fresh start and are more likely to start diets and exercise regimes, quit smoking and schedule doctor’s appointments on Monday than any other day.
And a Monday start helps them carry out their healthy intentions for the week.
For more information on the Monday Campaign go to:

http://www.mondaycampaigns.org/ 

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Learn the signs and contact your doctor if you experience any of them. #ABAM #awareness http://www.alz.org/

Think there aren’t health disparities between men & women? Men die five years faster than women

How Tea Can Boost Your Health

By The Live Well Network

If you're looking to replace the endless cups of coffee and cans of soda, try tea. While tea still gives you a caffeine boost, it also offers a bevy of benefits for your body. 

Not sure where to start? Here's a quick primer on the four basic kinds of tea. Although they each come from the same tea plant, camellia sinesis, how they get processed, brewed and enjoyed can be very different.

Black Tea

Black tea is completely oxidized, which means after the tea leaves are picked, they are bruised to break down the cell wall, making it fully oxidized. This gives it a strong, robust flavor. The caffeine in black tea helps boost metabolism and burn fat. Black tea comes in different kinds and flavors, such as Earl Grey. To make black tea, brew with boiling water and let it steep for one to three minutes.

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is semi-oxidized, making it a bit lighter in flavor than black tea. Sometimes it's called "blue tea" because the leaves can have a slightly blue tinge. Oolong is great for fighting cancer because it's high in antioxidants. To make oolong tea, brew with hot or boiling water and let it steep for one to three minutes.

Green Tea

Green tea is not oxidized, which gives it a light, grassy taste. It's very high in antioxidants and helps the body create serotonin, which reduces anxiety and stress. To make green tea, brew with steaming water (not boiling) for two to three minutes.

White Tea

Like green tea, white tea is also not oxidized, but the leaves are picked at an early age, giving it a delicate, delicious flavor. White tea is the most potent in antioxidants and is great at fighting free radicals. To make white tea, brew with steaming water for one to two minutes.

Research about the benefits of adding milk to tea has led to conflicting results, but honey is a healthier sweetener than the artificial options.

Fermented Tea - Kombucha

Kombucha tea is a fermented tea that provides a variety of healthy benefits, including an increase of enzymes, B vitamins and antioxidants and probiotics. Gwen's favorite brand is Kickin' Kombucha, which also contains ginger and cayenne for an extra kick.

Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is another tea with great health benefits. With more than a dozen amino acids, more than 20 vitamins and minerals and an abundance of antioxidants, yerba mate is a great choice for a healthier lifestyle. To brew it, pour leaves in hot water, letting it sit for five minutes. Traditionally, it's served in a little pot called a gore with a special straw called a bombilla that has a filter to prevent the leaves from coming through.

Not sure what you'll like? Visit your favorite store's bulk section to buy a bit of different kinds of teas so you can taste test it at home. Once you find the variety you prefer, then decide whether buying it in bulk or in boxes suits you best.

"Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" Partners

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The Lincoln Park Care Center and JDT Medical Rehab Center are embracing the "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" initiative!
ShopRite of Lincoln Park proudly displays the "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" banner!

Monthly Kids Cooking Classes


Location: Shoprite of Lincoln Park
Classes are at 5:30pm
Sign-up required
Danielle Colombo 973-694-1038
Danielle.Colombo@wakefern.com



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Healthy Communities Network

 

The Borough of Lincoln Park is pleased to receive a second grant from the Atlantic Health System and Chilton Medical Center, in the amount of $20,000 over a two-year cycle.  This grant is provided under the "Healthy Communities Network" which encourages active living and healthy eating to improve the health and longevity of people in Lincoln Park and New Jersey.  You can read all about the grant and our initiatives in our monthly blog http://www.njhcn.org/blog/recent-past-present-and-future/ and under our new logo "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park." 

http://www.njhcn.org/

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign


The Borough of Lincoln Park supports the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" campaign to support local businesses and farms, but also to encourage consumers to purchase the healthiest, freshest and most nutritious products available. The following links provide access to farms and farmers' markets in New Jersey, local farms in the immediate areas, as well as the Shoprite of Lincoln Park, that supports the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" campaign when produce is in season. So do something good for yourself and your family by buying fresh and local today!

Borinski Farms http://borinskifarms.com/
Gooserock Farm http://www.gooserockfarm.com
Jersey Fresh http://www.jerseyfresh.nj.gov/
Shoprite of Lincoln Park http://www.shoprite.com/pd/stores/NJ/Lincoln-Park/Shoprite-of-Lincoln-
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Employee Wellness Program


Lincoln Park is not only committed to improving the health and well-being of our community but of our employees as well!  We are providing tools for our employees to become more physically active and choose healthier foods.  According to the Wellness Council Of America... every $1 invested in wellness programs saves $3 in health care costs down the road. 
We strive to practice what we preach!




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