Healthy Happenings in Lynn - January 2014

Lynn Community Health Center is proud to be a part of the city-wide Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance.  The goal of this collaborative is to promote healthy eating and active living by changing the environment in which we live, work, and play.  Below is the December issue of “Healthy Happenings.”  

Did you make a resolution for the New Year? 

Some popular resolutions include:

Losing weight: Keeping a food journal and create a support system to stay on track. Eat out a lot? Support one of the healthy dining establishments in Lynn- Brother’s Deli and Christopher’s Café and ask for a healthy dining menu.

Save money: Save money by making lifestyle changes in your life. Walk or bike to work or to do your errands. Not only will you save money, but also you may feel healthier doing it!  Want to take it a step further?  Encourage your kids to walk or ride their bike to school. Interested in helping to make it safer for kids to do so? Encourage your child’s school to be actively involved in Safe Routes to School to work on traffic, walking and safety issues around your school.

Stay in Touch: Its good for your health to stay connected to friends and family. Stay connected with your friends and family by meeting up with them for a walk or for a healthy meal.

Cut down on stress: Stress can lead to insomnia, depression, obesity and more. Decrease your stress by exercising, eating healthy and getting enough sleep. Looking for a way to exercise in Lynn? Check out one of these for free:

  • Hike or bike in the Lynn Woods Reservation
  • Walk along the Lynn Shore and Nahant Beach Reservation
  • Walk or run along the Lynn Commons
  • Play around with your kids in one of Lynn’s many parks and playgrounds

Volunteer: The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance is always looking for volunteers to help us with various projects around Lynn. The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance works to increase the opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity in Lynn.

Check out our website for more information: or contact us if you are interested!