BP Adams & Brooklyn Hospital Center Announce Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams is promoting a plant-based lifestyle again, and this time he has teamed up with The Brooklyn Hospital center of Brooklyn clergy to announce a Clergy Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.
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The challenge is a 12-week program that began this month, with the goal of involving faith leaders in a healthy lifestyle challenge, providing tools to help them get healthier, and in turn spread the word about a plant-based lifestyle to their communities. Eric L. Adams is a strong advocate for plant-based diets and has had amazing success in introducing more people in the borough to healthier food options.
Speaking at the press release for the new initiative with the Brooklyn Hospital Center, Eric L. Adams said: “Our faith leaders are in a unique position to support us mind, body, and soul. By modeling healthy behaviors and guiding their congregations in wellness and spirit, they have the opportunity to restore hope for those struggling with their health.”
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“My own health seemed hopeless a little over two years ago. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, nearly lost my vision, and had permanent nerve damage. But after I switched to a whole food plant-based diet, my symptoms reversed in just three months.”Eric L. Adams
“I’m excited to welcome members of Brooklyn’s clergy on this health journey so they, too, can experience the transformative power of food and share it with their members.”
The Brooklyn Hospital Center provided a number of healthy eating/lifestyle plans to the clergy, with a plant-based diet being the most favored, from the family medicine team, headed by Chair Sherly Abraham, MD. “Our healthcare providers actively promote healthy lifestyles and diets to our patients,” says Dr. Abraham. “We are very excited to be part of this dynamic initiative where we will measure the weight-loss progress of the participants and supply ongoing support and education every week at the hospital.”
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There is a long history between the clergy and the Brooklyn Hospital Center, as the director of community affairs for TBHC, Gilda Caputo-Hansen, said at the press release. “We host regular breakfasts with clergy to better understand the health needs of the communities they serve. Throughout the year, TBHC also attends health events hosted by various houses of worship throughout the borough where we provide lectures, screening, and education.”
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