Healthy Environment And Lifestyle (HEAL) Solution
The Healthy Environment And Lifestyle (HEAL) Solution is a two-part programme comprising introductory workshops providing an overview of the challenges we face with possible solutions, and an immersive experience that takes a deeper dive into the solutions and equips participants with knowledge and tools to take action.
The introductory workshops are presentations outlining the lifestyle changes one can make to benefit one's personal and planetary health. The topics generally cover lifestyle medicine pillars with a particular focus on whole food nutrition, environmental statistics, as well as personal stories by the respective presenters.
These informative workshops are designed to provide an overview of the benefits of lifestyle changes, with further information provided on our more in-depth HEAL Solution. In addition to being a part of our community outreach programme, we also present at festivals, expos, and for relevant groups and organisations, and we can adapt specific components to suit a particular audience.
The fully immersive HEAL Solution educates and equips members to action change; monitoring certain health metrics, enhancing members nutrition and cooking literacy and encouraging participation in movement and environmental exercises, and providing ongoing online support. Whilst this is primarily a full day, it can be split into modules and delivered over multiple days/weeks.
There are a number of modules available that are interchangeable in order to meet the specific needs of a particular group; the core components will always focus on plant-based nutrition and environmental stewardship.
The available modules are:
Nutrition Part 1- health benefits and concerns
Nutrition Part 2 - plant-based nutrition 101
Cooking class - plant-based recipes
Environmental - causes of destruction, the impact of food choice, health benefits
Movement - physical activities, outdoors where possible
Wellbeing - other important facets of lifestyle medicine
The anticipated outcomes for the attendees are:
Health improvements - plant-based nutritional literacy, contribution toward longer-term weight loss and other health metrics
Reduction in consumption of animal products
Increased interest in exercising outdoors and stewardship of the environment
Becoming champions within their own communities to foster change, including the transition to a plant-based lifestyle
Sustainable Development Goals
The HEAL Solution endeavours to address 4 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set out by the United Nations, established as the blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all by addressing global challenges such as climate change and environmental degradation.
Click on our targeted SDGs to learn more about them.