July 24th is International Self-Care Day. Since 2011, this day is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of self-care as a vital foundation of health. Enhancing self-care through exercise, balanced nutrition, and caring for our mental and physical health has life-long benefit.
Technion researchers and alumni are constantly delivering breakthroughs helping improve the health of our bodies and minds. A healthy lifestyle comes from a conscious effort to change our habits, and what better time to start than today!
TAKING PERSONAL NUTRITION TO NEW HEIGHTS
Technion Alumnus Yaron Hadad launched start-up, Nutrino Health, a digital health and data analytics platform that gets to know your personal biochemistry in an effort to help you eat healthier.
The company is building the world’s largest and most adaptable nutrition insights platform to uncover connections between people and food which will empower nutritional decisions for better health outcomes.
I FEEL YOU
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle as you age can be difficult. Technion is participating in the Empathic Research & Innovation Project – an initiative to develop personalized virtual coaches to assist the elderly in their self-care at home.
Virtual coaches will engage healthy seniors and provide advice to promote healthy habits and behaviour, with an aim to transform goals and needs into actions.
THE MIND BODY CONNECTION
Scientists continue to explore new ways to optimize brain health. The Fourth International BrainTech Conference in Tel Aviv brought together leading scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs who work at the intersection of brain health and technology.
Technion scientists are amongst those exploring the mind-body connection and uncovering how technology can promote neuro well-being.
CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY
Ensuring access to medical care for all individuals keeps communities healthy. The Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine has established “Ruach Tova” (Hebrew for “Good Spirit”), a free, interprofessional student-run community health center in the City of Haifa.
Students gain valuable clinical experience as they serve their community, and empower others to practice self-care.
IT’S NOT HOW YOUNG YOU LOOK
Technion researchers have found that the state of an individual’s immune system is a better predictor of health than outward appearance or chronological age.
This finding will assist in investigating the possible lifestyle factors, habits and medications that affect longevity to help us optimize our health.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
As an international partner of Meeting for Minds, Technion professors serve as scientific and research advisors for this important initiative to partner brain research into complex mental health disorders with patients’ lived experience.
Professors Asya Rolls and Itamar Kahn are amongst those researching new psychiatric treatments.