Lake Nona provides you with a number of opportunities to enhance the health and wellbeing of your family. As a Lake Nona resident, you have the unique opportunity to gain insights into your health and contribute to the future of our knowledge of health and wellbeing strategies. You can accomplish this by becoming a participant in the Lake Nona Life Project.
What is the Life Project?
The Life Project is a long-term health study that investigates lifestyle behaviors that optimize wellbeing. This research project is designed to study patterns, predictors and strategies for improving human health and wellness. Basically, the Life Project aims to be the longitudinal study that answers the question, “What keeps someone well?” Similar to the Framingham Heart Study (which provided key insights into heart disease and heart healthy diets), information from the Life Project will provide you with unique health and wellbeing insights and could impact the health and wellness of future generations.
Some of the questions the Life Project is hoping to explore are as follows:
- How can sleep impact your performance?
- What are the most nutritious foods for your body type?
- Which strategies are most effective for lowering anxiety and managing depression?
- What role does personalized medicine (ex. genetic testing, microbiome) play in improving your health and wellbeing?
The Life Project Is Led by a World-Class Research Team
The Life Project has a history of collaborating with top-notch researchers. Johnson & Johnson was the initial research partner when the Life Project began in 2012. Today, AdventHealth is leading the study with principal researcher Patricia Robinson, PhD, ARNP, NE-BC. Dr. Robinson and her team will be analyzing the results of Survey 2.0 and providing key findings back to you and your neighbors in Lake Nona.
How Do You Participate?
By living or working in Lake Nona, you have already taken the first step. Many Lake Nona residents participated in an initial survey a few years ago. If you are one of these initial “Citizen Scientists” who completed the first survey, we thank you! The data you have provided has given valuable insight into the health and wellbeing that only living or working in Lake Nona can provide.
To obtain the most relevant and meaningful insights requires collecting data longitudinally over a number of years. The Life Project accomplishes this by gathering information through bi-annual (or once every two years) surveys. This fall, we are embarking on the launch of a second survey, or as we like to call it, Survey 2.0, and we need your help to make history.
Your participation in the Life Project is vital to understanding what factors contribute to better overall health. The survey only takes about 30 minutes to complete, and you can take it safely and confidentially on your home computer, mobile phone or tablet.
Find Out More
If you are new to Lake Nona or did not take the initial survey, you might have questions and want to investigate the project further. We encourage you to watch the Life Project video at https://vimeo.com/309495422 or visit the Lake Nona Life Project website http://www.liveworkparticipate.com/. There, you can learn about the project, areas of focus, potential sub-studies, Members Only experiences, and more about the AdventHealth Research Team.
Your Participation Will Make a Powerful Impact
Keep your eyes open for the launch of Survey 2.0 in Nonahood News, on the Life Project website, and in your neighborhood newsletter. With your help, we can identify ways to live happier and healthier lives and provide insights for generations to come. We want to make history; will you join us?