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    Posted August 2, 2014 by
    Lincoln, Nebraska
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    Healthy Living in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Lincoln, Nebraska is striving to become the healthiest city in the nation. In order to achieve this, individuals and organizations throughout the city are partnering up on a variety of health initiatives.

    Some of their achievements include lowering obesity rates in Lincoln Public Schools, restricting tobacco use in City of Lincoln playgrounds, and the creation of Health 360, Lincoln’s Healthcare Safety Net. In addition, The City of Lincoln launched 10 Health TV, perhaps the only government access channel devoted to 24 hours of health and wellness programming.

    Lincoln area residents have even more inspiration to get out, be active and live healthier lives. There are over 6000 acres of parks and natural land, 128 miles of trails, 7 recreation centers, and 10 public pools. It also has 4 farmers' markets and 11 Community Crops garden locations. In 2013, Lincoln won first place in the National Bike Challenge (population over 200,000), was named a Playful City in 2014, and will be the location of the 2015 State Games of America.

    The individuals, organizations, and programs highlighted in this video are just a few examples of how Lincoln, Nebraska is coming together to make health and wellness a priority.

    Lincoln, Nebraska 10HealthTV Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln Community Health Endowment Bicycling Parks and Recreation
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