We live in a fast-paced world that is not slowing down. One thing that seems to be “last on our list” is focusing on our own health. But what if I told you that you could positively affect your future health and wellbeing by taking a 35-minute survey every other year? And not just your health but those of your family and community. Would you participate? If you are answering yes to these questions, then the natural next step is becoming involved in the Lake Nona Life Project.
The Life Project is designed to discover ways to keep you healthy in the hyper-connected, fast-paced world in which we live. The 35-minute survey is focused on your quality of life, which includes things like oral (dental) health, use of time, mood (high and low), and even how pets affect your life. As you move through the survey and explore each section, you will gain a better understanding of how these factors impact your life.
As a Lake Nona resident, you are already a wellbeing leader. You have chosen to live in a community where your wellbeing is the primary focus, allowing you the ability to live up to your optimal human potential. Our community is surrounded by medical facilities. We have top-rated schools from pre-K to graduate education. Your insights and experiences naturally affect the way you view the community you live and work in. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help write the future story of wellness. So why would you not want to participate in the Life Project?
We have seen communities come together for a common cause. The Framingham Heart Study, for example, began in 1948 in Framingham, Massachusetts. Prior to this longitudinal study, not a lot was known about the arteriosclerotic and hypertensive disease and its effect on the heart. With over 5,000 residents coming together, the Framingham Heart Study, along with other smaller studies, taught us the negative factors that affect heart health. Think about it; we take for granted that it is common knowledge cigarette smoking increases heart disease and high blood pressure leads to increased chances of having a stroke. But where would we be if these community members did not participate? Would we have the comprehensive knowledge and preventative mechanisms to live a heart-healthy life? Where could our community be 10 years down the road if 5,000 Lake Nona residents take the Life Project survey? What health findings are still out there waiting for us to discover?
Think about the impact that your participation and that of your friends and neighbors in Lake Nona can have. 35 minutes to impact your own life, your family’s, your Lake Nona neighbors and future generations. Now is the time to help make history. Look in your neighborhood newsletters, on the Lake Nona Life Project website (www.liveworkparticipate.com), and Lake Nona-specific social media channels in mid-September for the launch of the survey. Will you join us?