October 23rd, 2012
From Dr. Jack Groppel, Ph.D., co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, and Vice President of Applied Science and Performance Training at Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.
Today I joined a number of my colleagues at Johnson & Johnson and some of our partner organizations in New York City to introduce The Healthy Project. What’s The Healthy Project? It’s a movement to demonstrate how anyone, anywhere can make a change for themselves, their neighbors, their family or their community to become and stay healthy.
The world has become increasingly unhealthy. Sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition and stress are all contributing factors to this change, and it’s compounded by anxiety and limited access to basic health information, so that the solutions frequently overwhelm rather than inspire. The result is that people have stopped listening and taking action to improve their health. The Healthy Project is a way to help change that.
One of those changes will be accomplished by activating healthy communities – through programs like the Johnson & Johnson Gateway to a Healthy Community ™ – Healthier Kids program, a community partnership to get children moving to help combat the epidemic of childhood obesity in our cities. The second way is by activating healthy personal empowerment through digital platforms that provide health information and remind people about doctor visits, taking medication and more. And the third way is to activate behavior change and healthy approaches to wellness and human performance through personalized digital health coaching, energy management training, and other innovative programs.