Health and the City is a monthly column that examines relevant community health issues, spotlights the local organizations whose work impacts the wellness of our community, and highlights fun, useful, and important health, nutrition, and active living opportunities. Health and the City appears on the fourth Saturday of every month and is brought to you by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (HealthyLincoln.org) and LNKTV Health (lincoln.ne.gov, keyword: LNKTV). Send questions or health, wellness, or fitness event information or stories to jpearsonanderson@healthylincoln.org

Lincoln’s Health, Wellness Source

For over 5 years, 10 Health TV has been the City of Lincoln’s health and wellness channel, producing over 700 videos on a wide variety of health and wellness topics. A successful example of public/ private collaboration, it was created by grants from local funders, but operated by the city. 10 Health TV has been unique - the only one of its kind in the nation.

10 Health TV is Now LNKTV Health

In August, 10 Health TV and the other government and educational access channels, were rebranded. 10 Health TV is now LNKTV Health, 5 CITY-TV is LNKTV City and Education Access is LNKTV Education. The rebranding helps reinforce the continued collaboration between the channels to inform the public about significant city, health and educational programs and events.

The continued goal of LNKTV Health is to provide relevant and reliable information to people across Lincoln. Programming includes a wide variety of topics, including healthy eating, exercise, and chronic diseases, as well as mental and behavioral health issues. LNK TV programming is created through partnerships with dozens of organizations across the city.

What you’ll see

Shape of the City is a monthly series showcasing people and groups making a difference in our community. The August episode highlights Aging Partners’ health and fitness center, the PLAY Lincoln free yoga classes at Antelope Park, and the garden program at St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Services for Women.

Food Truths is a series of short programs highlighting common food myths and misconceptions filmed in partnership with the UNL Nutrition & Health Sciences Dietetic Internship Program and the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Dept.

Bright Spots is an ongoing series of stories meant to inspire others to live healthier. The most recent videos spotlight the work of the Lincoln Community Learning Centers and the Lincoln Salvation Army’s afterschool and summer program, Fit Club.

The Tasting Tour of Lincoln series, filmed in a partnership with the Asian Community and Cultural Center, introduces viewers to healthy, multicultural cuisine available from locally owned Lincoln businesses.

Get Up and Go! gets viewers up and moving by spotlighting fun and non-traditional activities like rock climbing, pickleball, footgolf, and TRX training.

With the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) Wellness program, LNKTV Health has created over 40 short videos with simple, affordable nutritional tips, not only for kids and their families but anyone wanting to eat healthier. Next month, the collaboration continues with a series helping viewers dealing with diabetes.

Exercise Programs offer exercise for all ages like youth yoga and taekwondo, senior fitness classes, and Jazzercise (available on TV only).

Find Them Here

LNKTV Health strives to be accessible to people across the city. On television, find them on Allo channel 3, Kinetic channel 10, and Spectrum channel 1301. For those without cable, it is streamed live on lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: LNKTV). All local programs are also at: YouTube.com/LNKTVhealth.

To send ideas, and share healthy stories/activities, email mfuller@lincoln.ne.gov.

Follow them on Facebook or Twitter, @LNKTVhealth.

What’s Happening

Sept. 10, 1 - 5 p.m., Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln co-hosts the 2017 Streets Alive! Festival with the Belmont Neighborhood. Two miles of traffic-free fun, fitness and health. More at: healthylincoln.org.

Sundays in September, 10 – 11:15 a.m. – PLAY (Parks Lincoln And Yoga) brings free, beginner-friendly, community yoga classes to Antelope Park every Sunday next month. More info at @PlayLincoln on Facebook

Sept. 27th, 5:30-7:30 PM – Last chance to canoe at Holmes Lake in 2017. For more info: lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: party in the parks).

Visit LNKTV Health’s community calendar at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: LNKTV) for more events

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