The Lifestyle Initiative offers an innovative real world approach to a western world problem.
The initiative is a social enterprise to fund, develop, trial and launch a ground-breaking online ‘comprehensive lifestyle change’ program into our health system and into our everyday lives.
It’s ground-breaking because the lifestyle change program combines the evidence about the psychology and clinical application of health behaviour change in a more comprehensive, holistic and technologically enabled way than has been attempted before. In short, we’re taking lifestyle change online and making it empowering, engaging and enjoyable.
It’s innovative because the initiative is powered by the community using technology like social media and crowd funding. We believe that people want the tools to take charge of and improve their health and will help us make this happen.
The program is being developed right now at the University of Western Sydney, funded by donations from individuals and companies, grants and partnerships, and with your help will be ready for beta-testing in 2015. In addition to funds, we need champions to volunteer their skills, to spread the word and beta-test the program when its ready.
to a health & wellbeing
You set your own goals and priorities in a personalised, holistic, 12-week online health improvement program
The Lifestyle Initiative is an initiative of the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation, a registered health promotion charity (donations are tax deductible), with the support of like-minded organisations, academics, researchers, public health professionals, doctors and allied health practitioners.
Importantly, this initiative will address a major need in our healthcare system; providing a national, accessible, equitable, scalable and cost-effective lifestyle change program that operates in the social context of our everyday lives.