A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people’s health and well-being. Working across three domains – Youth, Work and Lifestyle – the Healthy Living unit excels in identifying the illnesses related to each. Within these three domains we are developing knowledge and expertise in the fields of health, health technology, and personalized health interventions. For instance, we recently built an online youth health platform that provides youth healthcare guidelines and allows parents to find the professionals and advice they need to make the right choices. We also aim to measure and monitor individual workplace exposure to toxic substances, and to give personalized health advice to people with obesity or diabetes.
The Healthy Lifestyles Program comprises four key services: clinical care, advocacy, education and research. If you find yourself needing significantly more or less sleep than usual, you may be experiencing symptoms of depression or mania. Be aware of any changes in your sleep patterns and discuss them with your doctor or mental health professional.
Since 2000 to 2002, both life expectancy and healthy life expectancy have increased; the population is now living longer and spending more years in good health. Your risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, is affected by your weight and also where your body fat is stored. People who carry fat around their waist (apple shaped) could be at increased risk of chronic disease.
Our clients are now able to pick and choose particular programs to improve the health, lifestyle and fitness according to the specific needs of their workforce. When combined with the Nutritiouslife healthy eating initiatives within the Tastelife program, we ensure a healthy, happy and productive workforce resulting in lasting positive effect on the individual and the workplace.
The researchers looked at data from a representative sample of 4,745 people who participated in the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In this survey, physical activity was measured with an accelerometer that participants wore for a week, and diet was scored based on a 24-hour food diary.